The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has justified this Thursday the need to keep in the Madrid’s community he state of alarm and measures to limit the mobility of the capital and eight other municipalities. In addition, he has insisted on tightening the measures and on the idea of reduce the incidence to 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The head of Health has intervened this Thursday in the Congress of Deputies to defend the decision of his Ministry to decree the alarm in the region. Illa has reiterated that the situation is “very unstable and very fragile” and you cannot “lower your guard”, although you have hoped to control the situation in the 15 days in which the decree will be in force and do not ask for any extension.
Illa ha claimed the need for all administrations to work “together” and “with the greatest possible unity”, because “It is not a time for provocations or divisions“” It is not time to distract ourselves in sterile disputes, “he warned.
This has been assured during the Plenary of Congress to report on that decision that the Government adopted last Friday, October 9 in an extraordinary Council of Ministers to declare the alarm to try to stop the infections, reinstalling the measures that were laid down by the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM).
The average accumulated incidence in Madrid is 465 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, more than double the national average ”
According to the minister “the obligation of any government is to stop the virus.” “The measures we adopted went in this direction: to protect the affected populations as much as possible and minimize the risk of export,” he said to ensure that the Madrid court “had alleged reasons of form”.
“The Government made the decision to adopt the state of alarm to give legal coverage to the measures adopted on September 30 in the Interterritorial Council, “he said.
Illa has also asserted before the deputies that “the average accumulated incidence” in the Community chaired by Isabel Diaz Ayuso It is 465 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This figure, according to the minister, is “more than double the national average.”
“We cannot normalize such high incidences. Our national average quadruples the threshold considered high risk by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)“.
Lower the incidence to 100 cases
In this way, Illa has returned to defend the need to lower the incidence to at least 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, as well as taking forceful measures to prevent, as other European countries are doing.
“Above 120 cases, the ECDC considers the area of very high risk“He indicated.” The real perspective of the situation in Spain is that some territories double this level of maximum alert, “he continued.
“We cannot normalize figures incidence of areas considered in Europe as safe. This is what is happening in neighboring countries (…) In Europe they are taking drastic measures“, has added.