Tuesday, June 28

Darias warns the autonomies not to comply with the measures: “If not, we will have to enforce them”

Carolina Darias.

Carolina Darias.
Europa Press

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has shown this Friday her confidence that the autonomous communities respect the ‘new normal’ document approved in the Interterritorial Council and has warned that, if they do not do so, the Government will have to “make it happen”.

This is how Darias expressed himself in an interview on Cadena SER, collected by Europa Press, after the autonomous governments of Madrid, Basque Country, Galicia, Castilla y León and Andalusia rose this Thursday against the central executive, and more specifically against the Ministry of Health.

In this line, the head of Health has recalled that the document is “fruit of the previous work of 13 autonomous communities” and not a proposal that the Government has “put on” the table as if it did on the San José bridge last March.

“Not this one, this one was born from a previous work in which 13 communities participated. Whoever wanted to signed up and that is why I raised it to the Council. A Council in which some Autonomous Communities asked to make nightlife more flexible expanding from 2 to 3 in the morning. Nobody said to make another issue more flexible, “he explained.

Thus, Darias has explained that her department will sign the order, which will be published in the Official State Gazette and, “from there”, will study the “measures to consider“In any case, the minister has insisted that it is not a” partisan struggle “, but” sanitary measures “that must be complied with.

Ayuso’s “thoughtlessness”

Asked if the Government has mechanisms to force the autonomies to abide by the document, Darias has indicated that the “legal services” will be in charge of issuing it. In any case, he recalled that the Community of Madrid already warned that it would not comply with the agreement that restricted mobility at Easter and finally if it did.

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In this context, Darias has responded to the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, after she accused him of seek “promotion” by “attacking” autonomy. “I think that we already have a candidate in the Canary Islands and that is what she is in, in the promotion,” said the regional president.

“I have a president of the Canary Islands, secretary general of the party and a candidate, who is Angel Victor Torres, but in any case it will allow me. This, to me, is not politics. I do not understand in politics or in life the disregard “, has affirmed Darias, who has made it clear that he will not” enter “into issues in which the”I respect“.

However, the Minister of Health has indicated that she will always bet on “seek dialogue and consensus” and it has chosen to move towards a “shared objective”, that of lowering the accumulated incidence. “We are going to improve the data and continue fighting the virus, which is the only enemy. Let us work together to learn from the lessons of the past,” he concluded.


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