Coronavirus in Madrid – Confinement and measures Even though it was announced on Wednesday morning
Coronavirus in Madrid: Selective confinements and mobility restrictions.
The Deputy Minister of Public Health and Plan COVID-19 of the Madrid’s community, Antonio Zapateroannounced on Wednesday morning that as of Friday, September 19 the measures regarding “the restriction of mobility and the concentration of people” to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Madrid.
But hours later of that announcement at a press conference, government of the Community of Madrid assured that those measures they are not yet approved so that remain in the air for the moment. I know it is true that the Minister of Health is studying these selective confinement measures but they are not yet fully defined. Be this Friday when the government of the Madrid’s community make a decision about it.
The municipalities most affected by the “second wave” of the pandemic are located mainly in the southern belt of their metropolitan area. You can consult the interactive map of the Community of Madrid, which shows the incidence of COVID-19 in number of people affected per 100,000 inhabitants.
one. Villa del Prado: the municipality of 6,520 inhabitants is the most affected. It has a cumulative incidence of 7,769 infected per 100,000 inhabitants.
two. Vallecas Bridge: the popular neighborhood bears the sad title of being the district of the capital most affected by the second wave. With 234,770 inhabitants, it has an incidence of 4,613 per 100,000 inhabitants.
3. Patones: With only 541 inhabitants, its incidence rate is 4,436 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.
Four. Colmenar de Arroyo: in two weeks the number of positives has grown considerably, reaching a rate of 4,173 per 100,000.
5. Usera: This is one of the worst hit districts since the beginning of the pandemic, exceeding 5,700 positives, which represents a cumulative incidence of 4,112 per 100,000 inhabitants.
6. Tielmes: The Madrid town reaches an incidence of 3,924 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
7. Villaverde: The southern district of Madrid has seen how its number of positives has grown unusually in recent weeks, reaching 5,697 cases among the 148,883 inhabitants.
8. Valdaracete: With only 609 inhabitants, it already has 22 positive cases.
9. Carabanchel: One of the worst hit districts, with a figure of 8,840 positives, 2,223 only in the last two weeks.
10. Navas del Rey: It has an incidence rate of 3,461 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to the SER and LaSexta chain the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Daz Ayuso, He learned of the announcement of the selective confinement by the Vice Minister of Public Health and the COVID-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero by a WhatsApp message.
The Community of Madrid has suspended the planned press conference after the Governing Council meeting, scheduled for this Wednesday at noon, after the Deputy Minister of Public Health and Covid-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero, advance early that there will be new restrictions for autonomy as well as selective confinements. The vice president was scheduled to appear, Ignacio Aguado.
He Ayuso government has not clarified the reason for the cancellation of the press conference but has pointed out that announce this week the adoption of new measures given the evolution of the pandemic in the biweekly review scheduled by the regional Executive.
Salvador Illa, Minister of Health, has commented on the situation in the Community of Madrid and the possible restrictions that may reach the region due to the increase in infections. “It is the responsibility of the Community of Madrid to announce the exact measurements to be announced.Illa pointed out.
The Minister of Health did not hesitate to give the full support of the Government to the Community of Madrid and agreed to take more restrictive measures: “In Madrid you have to take additional measuresI share this “.
The Minister of Education and Youth of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ossorio, assured that given the possibility of “selective confinement” the education centersin no case should they be closed“, although he also recognized that” that is a health decision. “
“The extent of the confinement, if so decided, in certain areas, it is a sanitary decision. I believe that educational centers should in no case be closed, “he commented during his appearance at the Education Commission of the Madrid Assembly.
“The coronavirus is the biggest health problem in the last 100 years, so everything must be done to keep the situation stable”, explains Antonio Zapatero. Zapatero, which he defined as “sustained growth” the state of the pandemic in the Community of Madrid, has pointed to some “relaxation” among citizens Regarding prevention measures against COVID-19: “We see it when we go down the street.”
As an example of this “relaxation” the deputy counselor reported that “90 people have received a court order for not complying with the quarantine”. Breaches of quarantines and isolations continue to be about 500 a week – and the majority, in the city of Madrid.
At a press conference, Zapatero explained that despite the fact that the situation in the Madrid region is sustained growth of infection level, you have to anticipate and contemplate “all kinds of measures“.
This weekend will detail what are the measures, whose objective is go down the curve of the number of infected because there is a “relaxation“of citizen behavior that”We can not afford“. Zapatero nuanced that” technically ” you can’t talk about confinements; however, he stressed that, given the epidemiological situation of the region, “we must take another step in the line of selective confinement in the areas of greatest incidence“.
According to official data by districts, Vallecas Bridge is the most affected in the city of Madrid, with a AI of 1,240.76, followed by Villaverde (1157.47) and Usera (1155.71).
By municipalities, Humans is the leading locality with an incidence rate of 1,058.60. Behind are Moraleja de Enmedio (1031.93) and Ribatejada (1021.71).
Zapatero added that legal aspects of this confinement are being studied, a word that he has said to use so that the citizen understands it, but what “we raise above all are aspects of mobility restriction“As he pointed out, it is not the same to confine a municipality as Tielmes, with just 2,500 inhabitants, than a territory as populated as Madrid. “We will think about all the aspects and in the next few days we will have the answers.”
The entry into force of the new measures will be immediate, “it can be on Sunday or Monday.” Among the measures that will be studied this Friday, it is not contemplated to close the hotel but “perhaps” some proposal in relation to capacity will be analyzed.
On the other hand, the Madrid’s community has requested the Ministry of Health that the quarantine be reduced from 14 to seven days because, in their opinion, compliance with the isolation period is much more effective than not being respected.
Primary Care is reporting more than 500 weekly incidents to the General Directorate of Public Health due to difficulties in home monitoring, most in the capital, and the Local Police have carried out 90 requirements, the general director of Public Health explained at the press conference, Elena Andradas. According to the deputy councilor, there are scientific publications that support this proposal to reduce the period of isolation and countries such as France and Germany are also inclined towards it.
Andradas has called for compliance with the quarantine and has advanced that it is going to take another step: it will notify in writing the need to comply with the isolation and if it is still ignored “the door is opened to process sanctions“. For all this, contacts and collaboration with the Municipal Police, Civil Protection and municipalities have been intensified.
On the other hand, Zapatero has announced that from next week two million antigenic tests that allow knowing the diagnosis in fifteen minutes and they suppose a “remarkable advance“in controlling the pandemic.
They will be carried out mainly in Primary Care, Primary Pediatrician, Emergencies, residences and schools.
About him start of the school year, the general director of Public Health has explained that her department has indicated the isolation of students belonging to 168 classrooms, of the 35,000 existing in the region. In addition, it has been detected an outbreak in a nursery school in Madrid capital with more than three positive cases related to each other.