He Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has asked to be “very prudent” with situation in the Community of Madrid, and has urged “always act with sanitary criteria, as do all the countries around us, which are taking decisive measures to bend the curve “.
“We are not going to enter into politicizations or sterile polemics, we are not going to enter into reproaches. We are only going to talk about health. There is a public health problem that must be addressed with public health criteria“Illa pointed out, referring to Madrid, at a press conference this Tuesday after the Coronavirus Monitoring Committee.
Illa has insisted that “the only thing” that matters to the Ministry of Health is “public health.” “You cannot negotiate with public health,” he insisted. “We do not want citizens in ICUs. We think a lot about health workers, about families that have sick people and, therefore, this leads us to say that we must act in a sanitary key,” he insisted.
The minister has assured that the Government will take all the necessary measures to defeat the virus. “I hear many arguments from the left and the right but I do not hear any health arguments. The virus is defeated with sanitary criteria. We can cross our arms or beat the virus by protecting all Spaniards even if it involves sacrifices, “he added.
Thanks to the locals
The minister, however, thanked the people of Madrid for their “discipline, understanding and respect” for the state of alarm during the Puente del Pilar, as a large reduction in mobility to other regions was observed compared to previous years.
Illa has also sent a message to all citizens in view of the great advance of the covid-19: “Throughout this entire month of October, we do not have to lower our guard, we have to keep our guard up. We are seeing how they are rising the cases throughout Europe, with notifications clearly superior to those of our country. We cannot allow ourselves to lower our guard. We must maintain all the effort that we are making as a society, “he said.