13:46. The Community of Madrid is “finalizing” the strategy that will be followed for Christmas and 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 .
13:35. 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
13:08 The Community of Madrid is preparing its proposal to carry out Covid tests in pharmacies and plans to have it completed and sent to the Ministry of Health next week.
12:36 Antonio Zapatero ends the press conference appealing once again to everyone’s responsibility. «The goal is to get to Christmas well. We are going to wait for the decisions of the Interterritorial Council before advancing the strategy in this regard “, the doctor has detailed, who has pointed out that this working group seeks a” homogeneous recommendations “and that these will” complement “the work carried out by the Executive regional.
12:31 Regarding the Radar Covid mobile application, Elena Andradas has indicated that they do not have information on the number of downloads in the Community. ‘The data is available at the national level. When a patient is found to be positive in the antigen test, an SMS is automatically sent to that person. Less than 10% of the positive cases had the application downloaded on their phone. In recent days we have located 240 positives by Radar Covid, “he commented.
12:23 On the other hand, when asked about why it is extended from four days in October bridges to closing the region 10 days for December, Antonio Zapatero has said that the measure is adopted “as a precaution.” «At this time the mobility of other bridges triples. We are consistent and consistent with the decisions we have been making. The aim is to get to Christmas in the best possible conditions.
12:18 Regarding the tests in pharmacies, the deputy councilor has indicated that “next week the plan will be presented and we will see the response of the national government. I await the involvement of the Executive. Sometimes we waste time in sterile fights ». He has stated that in the United States they are working on a system for each person to take their test at home.
12:15 To questions about what Christmas will be like, Antonio Zapatero pointed out that there is a working group at the national level and, therefore, he cannot advance anything in this regard.
12:05 Next, Antonio Zapatero has shown several slides on the different types of tests to locate the coronavirus in patients. In this topic, this expert has stressed the importance of having the results quickly. «In Madrid we did a working group with internists, family doctors, pediatricians, microbiologists … to confirm that antigen tests are recommended. With this we have changed the paradigm, ”said the deputy minister.
11:57 “We are not going to be complacent. We are going to continue persevering in this plan, “insisted Elena Andradas. The doctor has commented that these selective confinement measures affect 9% of the population of the Community of Madrid where 11% of cases are located.
11:55 The new areas affected by entry and exit restrictions are two in the capital (the Vicálvaro Artilleros and La Elipa areas), three in Fuenlabrada and one in Alcobendas (La Moraleja). The measures will be applied from Monday, November 23 until December 7. Next, the Ministry has highlighted the significant drop in cases in the areas that had measures until this Friday. Seven of these areas will be excluded and remain in the rest, that is, 30 basic health areas.
11:50 For her part, Elena Andradas, has stated that the Ministry this week has registered 10,249 new cases in the last two weeks. That is, he explains, 297 cases per 100,000 inhabitants with a cumulative incidence at 14 days. For all these reasons, the threshold to apply confinements by basic health areas has been reduced to 400 cases per 100,000.
11:48 Antonio Zapatero’s press conference begins. It details that there are currently 2,200 admitted patients, 385 of which are in the ICU. A 43% decline from the peak. “They are very important descents although, as always, we say it with caution. It is a virus that we cannot trust, it is treacherous. We ask Madrilenians now more than ever to respect the rules, “said the deputy minister. The senior position of the Ministry of Health has insisted that the objective is to save Christmas with surgical measures.
Therefore, the Community of Madrid, as Zapatero has advanced, will be closed on the perimeter for 10 days, from 00:00 hours on December 4, Friday, until 00:00 hours on Monday 14.
11:45. One question that will have to be determined is whether the threshold from which restrictive measures are taken in areas with the highest incidence of Covid cases is lowered. So far, these limitations are being addressed in areas that exceed 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
11:30 The Community of Madrid will make it official at a press conference this morning, in which the general director of Public Health, Elena Andradas, will also report on the new basic health areas that will be restricted to mobility and others that will cease to operate. be.
11:15. The December macro bridge is one of the most important in Madrid for tourism and the economy. Thousands of people visit the capital to do their Christmas shopping and see the Christmas decorations so typical on these dates. That year millions of Madrilenians will have to enjoy leisure within the limits of the region.
11:00. The Community of Madrid will close the perimeter during the December bridge. You will not be able to enter or leave the region except for just cause from 00:00 hours on Friday until 00:00 hours on Wednesday. It is the same system that was already used in the past festivities of All Saints and La Almudena.
10:45. The Community of Madrid will announce today at 11:30 a.m. its decision on whether or not to close the perimeter of the region during the December bridge, during the press conference offered by the Deputy Minister of Public Health and the Covid-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero, and the general director of Public Health, Elena Andradas. Both will update, as usual on Fridays, the information on the epidemiological and healthcare situation in the Madrid region.
10:30. Illa has asked the regional councilors to make recommendations so that the elderly who want to celebrate Christmas They can do so “with safety criteria” and so that students who want to return home do so under those parameters.
10:15. The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has announced that the Government and regional executives have agreed to create a working group so that in the next Interterritorial Council of Health presents a package of recommendations in relation to the December bridge and Christmas.
10:00. Martínez-Almeida has assured that he would not enter into the decision of if there is to confine or not to the region at the gates of the next December Bridge, and he recalled that this is the task of the health authorities.
09:45. “Regardless of the authorities’ agreement, perimeter confinement, as far as possible I ask to limit travel and mobility. It is a fundamental element for the transmission of the virus, ”said Almeida.
09:30. The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has recommended to the Madrilenians to limit travel and mobility in the next Constitution Bridge regardless of whether the health authorities agree on the perimeter closure of the region.
09:15. The Community of Madrid also announces which basic health zones in the region are still confined or not, in addition to adding new ones. There are currently 31 basic health areas that are affected by the advance of the coronavirus.
09:00. The government of Isabel Diaz Ayuso It could also make known the measures that would be taken for Christmas in the face of the threat of the coronavirus. “A strategy is being finalized,” he said this week Enrique Ruiz Escudero placeholder image, Minister of Health.
08:45. The counselor Enrique Ruiz Escudero has stressed that during these dates «is when detects mobility»Many times older« towards Madrid »and has remarked that they will make the decision« according to technical criteria ».
08:30. The Community of Madrid announces this Friday the perimeter closure or not of the region for the next December bridge, which begins on the 5th and ends on the 8th. This decision would be a measure to combat the incidence of coronavirus in the community, which is keeps down in recent weeks.