The Community of Madrid voted on Thursday against the Holy Week plan approved by the Public Health Commission and which provides for the perimeter closure between March 26 and April 9, the curfew between 22 and 6 hours and limit meetings to a maximum of 4 people.
Isabel Díaz Ayuso has always opposed regional and hospitality closures and the Deputy Minister of Public Health, Antonio Zapatero, added one more reason this Friday to the arguments defended by the Madrid president: as Madrid is a single province and a highly populated region , the perimeter closures “generate excessive social contact”, as evidenced by the fact that, according to data from the Ministry, after the three closures previously decreed “the incidence increased.”
“If you prevent the Madrilenians from moving outside, people move inside and if you limit the curfew, it is possible that there will be large crowds before the touch, we are based on the previous situation and the demographic situation of Madrid,” he argued Antonio Zapatero.
The vice councilor has clarified, however, that despite the vote against in the Public Health Commission , the Community has not yet decided what its adviser will vote on Wednesday when the plan is predictably approved in the Interterritorial Council.
Vote what Madrid votes, if the plan is approved it is mandatory and Zapatero has admitted that it is coercive, “Madrid will comply with the measures” that are approved.
The high incidence
Madrid is the only community that, with a cumulative incidence of 253, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Thursday, continues to be at the extreme risk level.
Although, infections have fallen by 23% in the last week, according to Zapatero, who has also reported that the British strain , which is more contagious, has already colonized around 50% of cases and in some centers health has become the majority, reaching 85% of infections.
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In this scenario, the Community will maintain the limitation of entry and exit in 15 basic health zones , while lifting the restrictions in three areas – Andrés Mellado (Chamberí), General Oraá (Salamanca) and Vinateros-Torito (Moratalaz) – and one town, Hoyo de Manzanares.
On the contrary, the perimeter closure and greater capacity restrictions are maintained until March 15 in the entire municipality of Torrejón de Ardoz , (6 basic areas), Collado Villalba (3 basic areas), San Sebastián de los Reyes (4 basic zones), in the María Curie area, in Leganés, and in Villanueva del Pardillo. 390,865 Madrilenians live in these nuclei, 4.7% of the population and 8% of the cases of contagion are concentrated there.