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Illa rules out home confinement and insists on waiting "two or three weeks"


The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, insisted this Wednesday that "we must give ourselves enough time to assess the measures implemented to see its effects and that time is between two and three weeks "before considering new scenarios such as home confinement.

This was announced at the press conference after the Plenary of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System held electronically in the Moncloa Palace and in which he appeared together with the Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Carolina Darias.

The head of Health has remarked that "there is scope for taking additional measures" in reference to a possible home confinement. To this he added that "we must be strict about the evaluation of the measures and therefore we must give ourselves between two and three weeks. Not before."

Therefore, the Government does not consider a national confinement to combat this second wave of the coronavirus. However, Salvador Illa has clarified that the minimum perimeter closure time is one week although the Community of Madrid will maintain its proposal for the next La Almudena bridge.

"What we have agreed, he insisted, is that the general measures must have a minimum duration of seven days. If there are specific reasons in certain territories that advise varying this criterion, it will be discussed bilaterally with the autonomous community and if it affects the We will submit to the consideration of the Interterritorial Council as a whole system. "

In addition, the minister has indicated that in this Council a joint declaration has been made to "strongly condemn the altercations of this weekend." "This is not the way. The way is the one marked by science and the experts. Denialism and uncivil attitudes are not the way."

On the other hand, Illa has announced the creation of a task force to assess fatigue caused by the pandemic according to the document of the World Health Organization.

As for flu vaccination, the minister has assured that there has been an increase of 30% in the national average compared to the previous campaign.


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