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The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, will make a decision this afternoon on the possible closure of the region before the All Saints bridge.

He will do so after listening to all his advisers, who hold divergent positions, in a Governing Council held this morning in which the division in the Executive has become clear.

The councilors of Ciudadanos, led by the vice president, Ignacio Aguado, have defended the closure, while at least four of the PP -Javier Fernández Lasquetty, Paloma Martín, María Eugenia Carballedo and David Pérez- have defended the opposite position, as he has learned THE WORLD.

The Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, has made a very technical intervention in which he explained that "nothing supports from the health point of view that the perimeter closure means a decrease in cases".

In fact, he has reported that the experience of the October 12 bridge, when Madrid was closed by the central government when imposing the state of alarm, "internal mobility increased" significantly.

In this debate, according to the information that EL MUNDO has had access to, President Díaz Ayuso has not spoken, whose last word will be the one finally taken into account.

In the press conference after the Governing Council, Aguado has limited himself to pointing out that the "final decision" will be made by the president after her meeting this afternoon with her counterparts from Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, and from Castilla and León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco.

The appointment has been set at 6:00 p.m. and it is expected that a joint statement will be issued from 7:00 p.m.

The vice president has said that "personally" is in favor of the closure to "reduce the contagion curve" despite the fact that the cumulative incidence has fallen from 784 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on September 29 - at the peak of the second wave of the pandemic- to the current 400.

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