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Covid-19: Junta's head claims we are in 'the final part' of the third wave

The Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno. File photograph.
The Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno. File photograph. / SUR
  • The president announced he expects the region to receive between two and four million vaccines in April that would allow reaching 70 per cent of the population by summer

The ruthless fight against the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Andalucía could be in its final phase. At least that is what the Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno, said he believes this Friday (19 February).

“Together we have tried to fight this giant in the best possible way and I sincerely believe that we are in the final part. The data during this third wave, which has been the deadliest and most difficult for Andalucía, is finally beginning to improve.”

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, who was speaking at the inauguration of works in Padul said he hopes that, from the month of April, the national government will send between two and four million doses of vaccines to the region.

Easing of restrictions

"If that amount reaches us in April, we are in a position to reach summer with practically 70 per cent of Andalusians vaccinated," he said. "We have a positive and hopeful horizon ahead of us."

Moreno has also hinted that the regional government might consider a “small easing” in measures “limiting mobility and economic sectors”. But the president, speaking to the media said this would only happen if the region’s incidence rate continued to dop and pressure on the healthcare system eased. He, again, asked the public to behave responsibly and exercise caution.