The director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expresó their confidence that the Spanish Government has taken into account the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Madrid at the time of declare the alarm state, although he stressed that the situation in the capital is less serious than in March.
“We have worked closely with Spain, we respect its leadership and we have total confidence that they have taken into account the local situation when deciding the measures “, Tedros pointed out at a press conference.
Tedros pointed out that, if anything, the scope of the pandemic in the Spanish capital now “It’s different from the climax of March or April, when both the number of cases and the number of deaths was very high, while now it is only that of new infections, not deaths. “
“The transmission in Spain is very intense”
WHO Director for Health Emergencies Mike Ryan added that “thetransmission in Spainit’s very intense, and national and local governments have had differences regarding the scale of the response. “
Ryan noted that “it is sometimes difficult for governments to agree a single policy, but it is something that is associated with their work, “and he suggested to the national leaders that they consult with the provincial and local authorities to agree on this type of measure.
He also clarified that the WHO has not given guidelines to Spain on how to act in the current situation but “offers advice when asked.”
The emergency director stressed that the recent increase in cases in regions such as Europe does not necessarily have to lead to new confinements, as countries in Asia or the Pacific have already shown in the past, but he clarified that it could be necessary at local levels, where physical distancing is more difficult.