COVID-19 : Pedro Sánchez warns that “this Christmas will be different: instead of hugging we will be at a distance”

President Pedro Sánchez has warned this Sunday that next Christmas will be «different, although safer», Due to the measures taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has already claimed more than 70,000 lives in Spain.

“We will move between the desire to be accompanied and hug each other, and the obligation to protect ourselves. The Interterritorial Council in which all the autonomous communities and the Ministry of Health are present is working on a planning that allows us to combine both wishes, ”he said at a press conference.

“Throughout our lives,” he added, “to show that we love each other we have embraced each other. This Christmas maybe we will have to do it remotely because the priority must be to avoid a third wave.

The president has assured that the Government “is aware of the fatigue of the citizens” in the fight against the pandemic. That is why he has dedicated a long chapter of thanks “to the health professionals who save lives, to the scientists who work on the vaccine that opens a horizon of hope, to the State Security Forces, to the Army that protects compatriots by acting As trackers, the people who keep our minds active, such as teachers and psychologists, the world of culture and sports for their sacrifices, we will not forget you, the young people who have to contain their vitality, the elderly who They bring serenity to the women who are the majority among the health, food, cleaning staff … »No group has been left without their special mention in the speech of the Prime Minister.

Pedro Sánchez made these statements during the press conference offered on the occasion of the G-20 summit on trade, which Spain attends as an invited observer, although the Socialist president has tried to give himself a leading role.