Last minute covid-19 | Asturias "cannot bend" the curve and asks to self-confine

Immersed in the so-called second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Europe and United States they are still the two areas most affected by the virus in the world. There are already more than 51.5 million people infected by covid-19 globally, with the US at the gates of 10.25 million and Spain, with 1.42 million infected, in sixth place by number of cases.

Experience is a degree: a second wave in Madrid is not the same as in Asturias

Hector G. Barnés

The virus has stopped 1,272,911 fatalities, most of them in USA (239,683), followed by Brazil (162,802) and India (127,571), according to the latest tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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12:47 – LAST MINUTE | The Catalan Generalitat has decided this Thursday to extend ten days – until November 23 – the closure of bars and restaurants applied to face the second wave of the coronavirus, sources from the Catalan Executive have explained to Europa Press. The ten-day extension also affects restrictions in other sectors, such as the closing of theaters, cinemas and gyms, which the Government applied two weeks ago.

Moncloa plans a battery of aid for the hospitality industry affected by the restrictions

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The 'Minister' of Health, Alba Vergés, the Minister of the Interior, Miquel Sàmper, the Secretary of Public Health, Josep Maria Argimon, and the Deputy Director of Civil Protection, Sergio Delgado, will appear this Thursday at a press conference to analyze the epidemiological situation of Catalonia.

12:39 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has notified a total of six new deaths with coronavirus, according to the latest data issued this Thursday. With this latest update, La Rioja has already exceeded the barrier of 500 deaths from this disease since the pandemic began in March.

12:36 – The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has been admitted to a Kiev clinic after testing positive for coronavirus, although his environment has ensured that he can continue to carry out the work of the position and that the only limitation is that he remains isolated.

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12:32 – The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has given two days to the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat to pronounce on the request to suspend the closure of the restoration of the Catalan Federation of Associations of Restoration and Musical Activities (Fecasarm).

12:12 – LAST MINUTE | The Government of Cantabria has decided advance curfew start time at 10:00 p.m. starting Saturday to stop the spread of coronavirus and reduce pressure in hospitals and ICUs.

12:03 – ANDALUSIA | Add this Thursday 68 deaths in 24 hours, six more than the day before and the third highest figure of the entire pandemic, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), which counts 4,737 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests, 1,357 more than this Wednesday and highest daily data since last Saturday the 7th.

The 68 deaths of this day have only been exceeded twice during the entire pandemic, on Tuesday 10 with 95 deaths and on April 8 with 77, the highest figure in the first wave. Behind are the 62 deaths registered this Wednesday, November 11 and last April 12.

This Thursday, the province of Granada concentrates the majority of the Board's deaths, with 27, followed by Cádiz with twelve and Seville with eleven. Below the ten are the rest of the provinces, Córdoba with seven; Jaén with four; Malaga with three; and Almería and Huelva with two.

A waiter collects the terrace of a restaurant in Malaga. (EFE)

Regarding the diagnosed cases, the 4,737 positives are 1,357 more than those recorded the day before and 967 more than those registered seven days ago. Seville ranks on this day as the province with the most daily cases with 1,320 —almost double that of Wednesday—, followed by Granada with 920, Cádiz with 487, Córdoba with 478, Malaga with 440, Jaén with 415, Huelva with 374 and Almería with 303.

11:53 – The General Council of Official Medical Associations, through the Covid-19-WTO Advisory Commission, has published a report claiming that "it is urgent" the need to address an agenda to improve health care in homes for the elderly and social health centers, as well as an "essential" "constant and immediate coordination" with the health system, among many other issues.

"The high number of registered deaths has forced the various health systems to review the asistencial activity and care provided under normal conditions and the existence of rapid intervention strategies with national plans aimed at minimizing effects in situations such as the current pandemic. In Spain, a chronic and urgent need for coordination between the health and social spheres has become evident, as well as the great variability of responses between the autonomous communities (and within them) ", points out the document.

"The high number of registered deaths has forced the various health systems to review the care and assistance activity"

11:18 – The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzón, today defended the Government's efforts to lower the prices of masks after criticism received for the delay in the VAT reduction compared to other European countries and has warned that this tax reduction does not imply necessarily one price reduction selling.

"Managing the price of masks is being excellent on the part of this Government, we started the pandemic at the price of 10 euros per unit and now they can cost between 30 and 60 cents, "Garzón said in an interview on Antena 3.

Garzón warns that lowering the VAT on masks does not mean that the price will drop

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11:04 – The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has advanced this Thursday that they will offer the new Isabel Zendal Nurse Emergency Hospital also as a warehouse for vaccines to combat covid-19 that come to Spain.

"We are going to offer the Zendal as the main warehouse for the vaccines that come to Spain, so that it can be close to the airport in optimal conditions and in this way continue to help fight the pandemic ", the regional leader has launched in the plenary session this Thursday of the Madrid Assembly.

Ayuso offers the pandemic hospital as the main warehouse for covid vaccines

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10:32 – The president of the Principality of Asturias, the socialist Adrián Barbón, has admitted this Thursday that the region is not managing to "bend the curve" of contagion despite having applied restrictive measures such as closure of the hospitality and activity Not essensial.

In an interview on Onda Cero, the Asturian president has said that the reason that epidemiology experts use for the infections to continue to increase is that Asturias does not follow the pattern of the rest of the CCAA Spanish, but from European countries. These, he explained, in the first wave "they braked faster" contagions and had a "quiet" summer that gave way to "exponential" growth.

"I appeal to Asturians and Asturians to self-confine: less mobility and fewer interactions. Less contacts, less infections ".

10:21 – CATALONIA | The autonomous community has added 3,775 new covid infections and 141 other deaths reported in the last 24 hours, although the speed of virus transmission (Rt), which stood at 0.87 this Thursday, one hundredth less than this Wednesday, while increase the number of hospitalized.

According to the data updated this Thursday by the Department of Health, the number of people sick with coronavirus who are hospitalized is 2,687, a total of 52 more than the previous day, although the numbers have decreased slightly. seriously ill patients who are in the ICU, 583, fourteen less than the day before.

09:58 – The new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left in the last 24 hours in Germany 21,866 new cases and 215 deaths, compared to 18,487 infections and 261 deaths the previous day, according to the balance published this Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute, the government agency responsible for monitoring infectious diseases.

With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 727,553 people infected and 11,982 fatalities. Regarding recoveries, 467,800 people have managed to overcome covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, including 13,000 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

Germany registers almost 22,000 cases again and approaches the maximum peak of the second wave

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09:36 – ARAGON | The territory has reported 730 COVID-19 infections and 9 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to provisional data published this Thursday on the Transparency Portal of the Government of Aragon.

Of the total number of new infections, 497 correspond to the province of Zaragoza, 146 with that of Huesca and 73 with that of Teruel (in fourteen cases it has not been possible to specify the origin), although the number of people recovered is again highest in the three provinces, with 842, 233 and 167, respectively.

09:13 – The mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, joins his office this Thursday after be confined for ten days for having had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, although his test came back negative.

Sources from the City Council of the Andalusian capital have confirmed that Espadas resumes its face-to-face agenda normally, after having worked from home during these days, holding both meetings and public events by videoconference.

08:50 – The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, trusts that the group of experts appointed to design the vaccination strategy in the face of covid-19, which will define the groups to which the first doses will begin to be supplied, have completed their work November 23.

This has been advanced in the press conference held after the meeting of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System in which he has shown his desire that these "intense" and coordinated work by your department can be ready, in any case, in the last week of this month.

And your results in terms of "what population groups, in what way and with what procedure they must be vaccinated"They will be aligned with all the EU vaccination criteria.

08:30 – Good Morning! Spain will require international travelers from up to a total of 65 countries at risk who have a negative PCR test in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain to enter the country, including the United States, France or Germany on the list.

Colombia, Germany, Russia … Travelers from risk countries who are required to have PCR

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