The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, warned this Sunday (28 February) that the easing of restrictions that his government envisages starting this week will be one of "prudent decisions" because "the virus is still here", although "the pandemic data is increasingly good" in Andalucía.
Moreno made the comments in an interview with Canal Sur Radio after Andalucía Day celebrations were held in the Andalusian Parliament.
Juanma Moreno stressed that this year it was a "tremendously special” day in Andalucía "after a fateful year" dictated by the Covid crisis, and was a day to remember the thousands of Andalusians killed by the pandemic.
However he said he wanted to send a "message of hope" because "we will end up defeating the pandemic."
The regional government’s head said, "Fortunately, thanks to the effort and collective responsibility of all, the data on the incidence of the pandemic is increasingly good."
For this reason, "if everything continues like this", next Wednesday, after the meeting of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System and the Council of High Impact Public Health Alerts, the Junta's so-called committee of experts, "we will make decisions," he said.
However, he warned that these will be "prudent" and the "easing will be progressive."
Moreno added, "The virus is still here, the British variant is already dominant in Andalucía, and there is still great risk because we do not have enough vaccines yet, so we have to be very cautious."