The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has warned that "tough weeks" are going to come in the Community of Madrid, which leads the rate of coronavirus infections in the region, and has asked the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, to act with "determination" to take control of the pandemic.

The Madrid Ministry of Health is finalizing today what new measures it will take to try to stop the second wave of infections.

Illa's warning, made at a press conference with the Minister of Education, thus puts pressure on Madrid to adopt more restrictive measures.

Precisely these new limitations are presumably addressed at the Covid-19 Group meeting that takes place at this time and which is attended by representatives of both administrations.

The COVID-19 Group is made up of the Vice President, Minister of Sports, Transparency and spokesperson for the Community of Madrid, the Minister of Health, and the Ministers of Health and Territorial Policy and Public Function, Salvador Illa and Carolina Darias, respectively.

At that meeting, the Community of Madrid is expected to request the national government military logistical support to combat the coronavirus, as well as 222 members of the National Police and Civil Guard and the hiring of 300 non-community doctors.

This was advanced yesterday by the Madrid vice president, Ignacio Aguado, asked at the press conference after the Governing Council.

As reported by the Government delegate,

José Manuel Franco, the first of the demands will be fulfilled as of next Monday.

Franco has pledged the loyalty of the Executive of Pedro Sánchez to the Community of Madrid, despite the criticisms of the socialist Adriana Lastra, and has defended that although the measures adopted could be "better" or "criticizable" this is not the time to judge him after the agreement between both administrations.

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