Regional Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre. / SUR

Junta Minister expects some health districts to move to Covid alert Level 1 'this week'

The region's Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, has again called for "caution" from the public in gatherings, which become more frequent with the approach of Christmas


The Junta de Andalucía’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, speaking this Monday (29 November) has said that he expects the region’s ‘committee of experts’ will meet again in person "this week", and that "probably there will be provincial committee meetings and some health districts may go from coronavirus alert Level 0 to Level 1."

Aguirre was answering questions from journalists during a presentation of the Andalusian Precision Medicine Training Programme in Granada. He said that a committee of experts meeting may need to formally convened, although they “continuously meet”, in view of the increase in cases with the possibility of taking new measures to stop the advance of the coronavirus.

At its meeting last Friday, the Junta’s ‘committee of expert’s decided to ask to the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) to for ratify a proposal for the requirement of Covid certificate of vaccination, recovery or a negative test (PCR within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours carried out by an authorised centre) for those who wish to accompany or make visits to patients admitted to hospital centres or make visits to residents of a social health centres.

Aguirre also repeated his call for "caution" in gatherings, which begin to become more frequent with the approach of Christmas, especially indoors or at night, and continue with protection measures such as the use of a mask, maintaining safe social distancing and ensuring adequate ventilation.