Illa fuels tension with the CCAA in the worst of the pandemic and refuses to reform the alarm

The Government will not modify the alarm decree so that communities can advance curfew or house confinement. The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, yesterday transferred the Health Councilors at the meeting of the Interterritorial Council, held in Seville, which still have sufficient margin and instruments to face the third wave. A "error", warned the president of Andalusia, Juan Manuel Moreno, which not only acted as host at the Interterritorial Council held in Seville, but is also among those who have championed that claim for days.

He bang from the Government to the almost unanimous request of the communities was resounding. Until Monday, the Executive had shown himself open to explore that route and they had even commissioned Moncloa to study that reform. Asked how much the fact that the Government had weighed on this decision does not have a majority in Congress enough to carry out the reform of the alarm and that the Catalan elections, for now on February 14, hinder agreements with partners such as ERCThe minister was blunt: "Nothing, nothing has influenced this decision." Although the majority of PP presidents have requested this reform, except Isabel Diaz Ayuso in Madrid, Genoa has not endorsed that measure nor has it guaranteed that the popular group would support it in the Lower House.

The PP communities accuse the Executive of Pedro Sánchez of putting himself in profile so as not to assume the wear and tear of difficult decisions

The PP communities accuse the Executive of Pedro Sanchez from putting oneself in profile so as not to assume the wear and tear of difficult decisions and, above all, they point out, it robs the regional presidents of the possibility that they are the ones who take these harsh measures. In Andalusia, they use the saying: "They are like the dog in the manger, they neither eat nor let them eat." With this official request and the rejection of the Government, there are new elements on the table in terms of the distribution of blame and responsibility in which the political class is installed. If the third wave continues uncontrolled and it continues to be as devastating, in number of infections, as up to now, communities can blame the Government for having left them without the necessary instruments to deal with it. The Executive of the nation has publicly refused to meet that demand and it is clear that the barons of the PP will pass the bill when the time comes.

Health refuses to advance the curfew despite the almost unanimous request of the CCAA

Ethics with vaccines

Up to 15 of 17 autonomies had publicly stated during these days that they were in favor of reforming the alarm decree to expand the margin of maneuver of the communities with the curfew. Right now it is set from 22:00 to 7:00, with the possibility of advancing or delaying an hour. The communities propose that it be worn at 8:00 p.m. or even at 6:00 p.m. Eight Health Councilors, according to sources at the meeting, insisted on demanding the reform from Minister Illa. Basque Country, Galicia, Andalusia, Asturias, Valencian Community, Castilla-La Mancha, Balearic Islands and Castilla y León They demanded the advancement of night mobility restrictions. They are not only from the PP, there are also socialist governments.

The Minister of Health denied that they will sanction or take measures to prevent the marketing of vaccines

The only health advisor absent was that of Murcia, who was just resigning while the meeting was being held after having learned that he was vaccinated with his team and his wife in breach of the established protocol and sneaking ahead of groups such as large employees. Hospital managers have also resigned or socialist mayors have been expelled for the same reason. In this regard, the Minister of Health denied that they will sanction or take measures to prevent this marketing of vaccines.

"What the ministry does is remind everyone that we must follow the plan that we all gave ourselves," said Illa. "There are no vaccines so that we are all vaccinated tomorrow," he recalled, appealing to the "Ethical criteria" with which the vaccination order was established. First, residences and health personnel in the first line of exposure to covid, then the rest of the medical personnel, large dependents and those over 80 years of age, which is expected from March. "We all have to lead by example ”, emphasized the Minister of Health. Spain has already exceeded one million vaccinated.

Communities lock themselves in as the third wave rages

"Cordial" meeting

Cordiality was breathed in the joint appearance of Illa, the Minister of Territorial Policy, Carolina Darias, and the Andalusian Minister of Health, Jesus Aguirre, in the Palace of San Telmo, seat of the Andalusian Government. A good climate, without political anger, which also reigned indoors. The attendees explain that the Interterritorial Council is a very institutional format, not very conducive to confrontation. The councilors of Andalusia and Galicia were the ones who most vehemently defended the need to give more legal instruments to the communities. In the case of Andalusia, not only do they ask to advance the curfew, but also to be able to confine at home in municipalities with an incidence rate of 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, right now 141, although the data is reviewed twice a week. week and they don't stop growing.

The Minister of Health assured that the communities they still have instruments in order to restrict the mobility of citizens. He was convinced that with the current legal framework, approved last October and that the Government extended until May 9, it was possible to "contain a second wave" and it will serve to "contain a third." Illa asked "patience" when the figures show chilling record-breaking data in the pandemic.

Illa was convinced that the current legal framework will serve to stop the third wave

Spain registered its worst daily contagion data on Wednesday: 41,576 new cases, bringing the number of people affected by coronavirus to 2,412,318 since the beginning of the pandemic. The cumulative incidence rate, the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, continues its upward trend, standing at 736.23 this Wednesday.

Spain reports the highest number of covid cases in one day: 41,576 new infections

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Despite these figures, Illa considered that it is appreciated "A stabilization" of the curve and called on the regional authorities to explain that the virus containment measures do not take effect the next day but within a period of 15 days.

They will "study" the petition

The impression that was left in some of those attending that meeting is that a measure of this magnitude, the modification of the alarm decree, will be an announcement that, if necessary, will be reserved by the President of the Government and that it will not leave a Council Interterritorial Health. The minister transferred the councilors who will study it, although in his public appearance he did not strive to leave that door open but rather the opposite.

"Co-governance, shared leadership, works", defended Illa before the directors

In the background, there a legal mess and different positions on whether or not communities can lock up citizens in their homes without protection from the State, whether or not it is necessary to bring the alarm decree to Congress for its reform or even if it fits in the current legal framework that communities can have the power to alter those schedules. On the designated days of Christmas, the curfew was at 1:30 in the morning and nothing happened, they recall from the Andalusian Government. Half an hour more than what the norm strictly indicates. Castilla y León, governed by the PP, has acted unilaterally and has imposed the touch at 20:00. Decision that the Government has appealed to the Supreme Court.

"The co-governance, shared leadership, works", defended Illa. The Andalusian Minister of Health disagreed: "We need a reform of the alarm decree to adapt it to true co-governance." “We cannot do more from the competencies we have assigned,” Aguirre said.