The Community of Madrid, as it did with the previous bridges, will be closed on the perimeter during December. Of course, this time it will be for more days. Specifically, the closure will be 10 days: from 00:00 hours on Friday, December 4 until 00:00 hours on Monday 14, as announced by the Deputy Minister of Public Health and Covid-19 Plan of the Community of Madrid, Antonio Zapatero .
«Mobility around that wide bridge with so many holidays is so great that as a precaution we take a surgical measure, as it is to close only those days, “he explained in the weekly press conference to update the measures against the transmission of Covid-19.
Zapatero has also said that curfew is still in force from 00:00 to 6:00, and has urged “to avoid any unnecessary movement”, as well as to keep a safe distance, to use the mask correctly, to wash hands “constantly” and to ventilate “correctly »Closed spaces.
«We are at a critical moment and we want to be very cautious because this road is still going to be long“, Has warned Zapatero, who has pointed out that for the first time in the second wave the accumulated incidence at 14 days falls below 300, to stand at 297, as a sign that the Community of Madrid is” on the right track. “
He also mentioned other “hopeful” figures, such as the reduction of positive cases by 65.21% compared to the maximum peak, as well as the decrease of 43.4% of hospitalized patients in the ward from the maximum peak and of 23.7% of those admitted to the ICU, «very important» decreases but not They allow them to relax, “far from it” to trust themselves.
«We once again ask the people of Madrid for this effort and we do it because we want further decrease the cumulative incidence, because we want to protect citizens, and because we want to arrive at Christmas in the best possible conditions, “he said.
Closures for days
The president of the Community, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, was against the perimeter closures more days than necessary when the state of alarm was decreed and he opted for them to be done only at times when mobility was high. Thus, the regional government decreed the closure of the Todos los Santos bridge, in which one million trips usually take place, and La Almudena.
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, ended up giving in to the request of the Community but indicated that in the future if a closure lower than that established in the decree of the state of alarm was wanted, it should first be communicated to the central government.
During this week, both the vice president, Ignacio Aguado, and the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, have not advanced the decision but have shown supporters of act “prudently”.
Measures for Christmas
Zapatero has pointed out that “You have to make this effort” to “continue to lower the transmission as much as possible, especially with a view to the arrival of Christmas.”
The Community of Madrid is “finalizing” the strategy will continue to face Christmas and it will wait before communicating it to the decisions made in the working group that has been set up within the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System.
“We are going to wait for the decisions of the Interterritorial Council before advancing the strategy,” said Zapatero, who has indicated that this working group seeks a “Homogeneous recommendations” and that these “complement” the work carried out by the regional Executive.
Madrid lowers the threshold of restrictions
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid has decided to lower the threshold by which surgical restrictions on movement are applied to 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which implies that basic health areas (ZBS) of Alcobendas, Fuenlabrada and the capital will be affected by the measures from Monday.
These are the new basic health zones that are confined, those that are no longer confined, and those that continue.
Basic health zones confined from Monday, November 30:
Linear city: Elipa
Fuenlabrada: Cuzco, Castilla la Nueva and Alicante
Alcobendas: La Moraleja
Areas that are no longer confined or closed:
Coslada: Barrio del Puerto and Doctor Tamames
Chamartín: Núñez Morgado
Latina: Gate of the Angel
Fuencarral- El Pardo: Virgin of Begoña
They remain confined in Madrid capital:
Chamberí: Guzmán the Good
Vallecas Bridge: Entrevías, Tío Raimundo’s Well, Alcalá de Guadaira and Numancia
Linear City: Daroca
Moratalaz: Pavones and Vandel
Tetuan: Infanta Mercerdes
They remain confined to the rest of the Community:
Majadahonda: Cerro del Aire and Oliva Valley
Collado Villalba: Collado Villalba, Sierra de Guadarrama and Collado Villalba station
Morata de Tajuña
Manzanares del Real: El Boalo
Villarejo de Salvanés
Ear apiary: Ear apiary
Pozuelo de Alarcón: San Juan de la Cruz
Colmenar Viejo: Colmenar Viejo Norte
San Martin de Valdeiglesias
Pelayos de la Presa