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The Junta's tourism head offers 3 March as a date to 'soften' Covid restrictions

Juan Marín, speaking in Ronda this Tuesday.
Juan Marín, speaking in Ronda this Tuesday. / EUROPA PRESS
  • The vice-president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Marín, also warned in an interview, 'We have not defeated Covid yet'

The vice-president of the Junta de Andalucía and the regional minister for tourism, Juan Marín, has said that "if the situation allows it" the coronavirus measures restricting mobility and activities in the region could be eased as of Wednesday 3 March.

That is the date on which the regional government’s expert committee advising on the coronavirus pandemic will meet.

In a radio interview with Cadena Ser, however, Marín warned,"We have not defeated Covid."

After acknowledging that "many provinces and health districts are at level three, others are close to level two" as in the case of Andalucía as a whole, the vice-president of the Junta said he was in favour of "remaining alert" even though "we all wish that the measures can be relaxed".

Asked if we have to think about saving Easter, he replied, "We have to think about saving lives."

The vice-president of the regional government warned of the danger of reaching Easter with each region of Spain “doing its own thing” with coronavuirus measures.

"That would be a disaster. We cannot fall into such a huge error for the fourth time since March 14, 2020," he said, and repeated the Junta’s call for a coordinated national plan.