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Junta's head proposes changes to the Covid-19 lockdown measure decisions

Juanma Moreno officially opened the High Resolution Hospital in Estepona this Monday.
Juanma Moreno officially opened the High Resolution Hospital in Estepona this Monday. / SUR
  • The regional government president, Juanma Moreno, was speaking after officially opening the new hospital in Estepona

The Junta de Andalucia will hold a meeting this week to see if a change can be made to the evaluation of municipalities' Covid case rates that determine perimeter lockdowns or the closure of non-essential activities.

This was stated by the president of the regional government, Juanma Moreno, after officially opening the High Resolution Hospital of Estepona this Monday (8 February).

Moreno said that, once it has been fully studied, the proposal is that the evaluation be carried out once a week, instead of the current two - on Mondays and Thursdays.

In addition, he said they want to investigate the possibility that when a municipality has seen a reduction in their cumulative incidence rate for ten consecutive days they can also ease the closure measures.

The president said that these are pending issues to be approved at a meeting of its committee of experts, which hasn’t been scheduled yet.

Antibiotics

He has also indicated that “we must be cautious” since the 14-day level of incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in Andalucía - which stands at 776 - "is still very high".

“We even have many municipalities with rates over 900. It is like when they prescribe you antibiotics, when you take the first ones and you feel better, you think you can stop taking them.”