The Madrid’s community has rejected this Thursday the plan agreed for Holy Week at the meeting of the Public Health Commission by opposing the main measures, such as the perimeter closure of the autonomies and the curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
In addition, sources from the Ministry of Health have indicated that They also do not agree with limiting meetings in public or private spaces to a maximum of four people..
It should be remembered that the measures agreed by the Public Health Commission, where all the communities are represented, will have to be ratified next Wednesday by the Interterritorial Council of the National System of Health, as reported this Thursday by the Ministry of Health.
Currently, there is freedom of movement in the Community of Madrid except in the basic health areas with a higher incidence of coronavirus, where it is not allowed to enter or leave except for justified reasons, such as going to work or to the doctor.
The curfew in the Madrid region is set from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and the hotel business must close at eleven o’clock at night, although it cannot accept customers after ten o’clock and there must be a maximum of four diners at the tables inside and six on the terraces.
The Public Health Commission has agreed that, facing Holy Week, the autonomous communities will close perimeter, set the curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and limit meetings in public or private spaces to a maximum of four people , among other measures.
The agreed document also includes as a recommendation “expressly” discourage the holding of social gatherings in homes or in other closed spaces with non-partners.
In the case of the Community of Madrid, meetings of non-cohabitants in homes are prohibited currently.
Thus, the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has criticized that the Government called elections in Catalonia on February 14 “with worse data” of coronavirus and now propose to close the autonomous communities at Easter with Spain being “much better”.
“It cannot be that the same government that called elections in Catalonia with worse data, now closes Spain thus being much better,” Ayuso (PP) has written on Twitter.
In addition, before the celebration of the Public Health Commission, Díaz Ayuso had once again shown himself supporter of keeping the community open during Holy Week, since it considered that the perimeter closures since November 2020 in some autonomies “have not prevented a third wave“.
However, the vice president and spokesman for the Government of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado (Cs), has affirmed that the Madrid Executive will abide by the measures established next Wednesday by the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System on the restrictions on Easter due to the pandemic.
“We will abide, as always, by what the Interterritorial Council says, but we defend our proposals,” Aguado said in an interview on La Sexta.
In the interview, Aguado said that he would like “to be able to lift the restrictions and have free movement throughout the national territory” and has once again asked for a “calm” debate on this.
“If there is a possibility of lifting the restrictions, I am in favor of exploring it“, added the Madrid vice president.
The Canary Islands do not plan to close
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez, said this Thursday at a press conference after the meeting of the Government Council that, With the current data, it is not foreseeable that the perimeter closure of the Canary archipelago will be agreed During the holy week.
He added that, if this perimeter closure were to occur, exceptions would be maintained in some islands such as allowing tourists access to hotels and accommodations, as well as those who return to the islands to visit relatives, and those who move for work reasons. .
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.