Direct. Last minute on the coronavirus
Covid Salvador Illa will coordinate Madrid and the two Castiles to stop the outbreaks
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, takes the initiative to try to stop the spread of infections by Covid-19 between neighboring regions.
To do this, on Monday he has summoned his counterparts in Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco and Emiliano García-Page, to
a meeting "of work and coordination"
for the adoption of joint measures.
The meeting, which will take place in the Royal Post Office of Puerta del Sol - headquarters of the regional government -, are also summoned the councilors of Health and Education of the three territories.
Among the concerns that the Madrid Executive will put on the table is mainly that of mobility due to the
connections by AVE and highway between
that allow a "fluidity" of workers in one direction and the other.
The meeting led by Díaz Ayuso will be held outside the Ministry of Health, which this Wednesday held the first of its weekly meetings with the three communities to
"coordinate actions against the virus
Salvador Illa made this decision due to the exponential increase in positives in these territories, particularly pronounced in Madrid.
The meeting between presidents on Monday is preceded by the controversial statements of García-Page, who has accused the Madrid region of being
a "radioactive viral bomb"
responsible for 80% of infections in Castilla-La Mancha.
"We will go well or badly depending on everything that Madrid is controlled or out of control, beyond political colors and governments," the PSOE baron assured.
In the team of the
Díaz Ayuso they consider a "total mistake" both these statements and trying to find those responsible for the pandemic.
However, they recognize that the high mobility and population density that make the Madrid community "very strong from an economic point of view" have become
a "weakness" with the spread of Covid-19
"But the virus behaves as it behaves, it is the culprit of everything that is happening," says the Madrid Health Minister, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, in response to the "radioactive viral bomb" referred to by García-Page .
"It is as if we
in this second wave blamed the temporary workers
who went to Lleida. They are arguments that almost border on ridicule," he stresses.
National mobility plan
In this context of the adoption of joint preventive actions, Díaz Ayuso has proposed this Friday to the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, the implementation of a national mobility plan to deal with Covid-19 focused mainly on the provincial capitals of the country , "the hardest hit with the outbreaks of this disease."
Among the measures that it would contain would be the preparation of a study to
know "the uses and customs" of the citizens
and "to be able to have an idea of which are going to be in the coming weeks the places of greatest concentration".
the capitals are going to be in a situation of greater vulnerability,"
said the Madrid leader, after the conference of presidents of autonomous communities.
In addition, he recalled that he has been asking Moncloa for months to adopt
a state transport strategy to minimize the spread
of infections by this route and that, in the case of his region, it would affect the AVE stations, the Zero Kilometer of the highways and Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport.
In this sense, Díaz Ayuso has once again demanded that Sánchez act so that, at the international level, there is "some type of joint action" that allows, for example, to require, for example, the mandatory
performance of PRC tests for travelers
in their countries originally.
The Puerta del Sol government still considers the airport to be "a drain" despite the fact that of the more than 61,000 new cases detected in Madrid between May 11 and August 30, only 143 are considered imported.
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