Sánchez to chair virtual crisis meeting next week.

Sánchez to chair virtual crisis meeting next week.

18-12-2021Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, will hold a virtual Conference of Presidents next week in view of the advance of the sixth wave of the coronavirus, which has put Spain at very serious risk of contagion on the eve of the Christmas holidays.


The meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 22 December, according to government sources.

The Government spokesperson and Minister of Territorial Policy, Isabel Rodríguez, is now contacting the regional presidents to set the date.


The aim of this Conference of Presidents will be to address the situation of the pandemic "and to strengthen co-governance and institutional cooperation", according to the Secretary of State for Communication.


Spain entered today at very high risk of infection, the maximum indicator of the covid traffic light, after increasing the incidence by 38 points (511 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), with a daily record of positive cases reported (33,359) in the midst of the advance of the omicron variant in some territories.


So far, the autonomous communities have dealt with the increase in infections with measures such as the covid passport, which prevents access to certain activities for those not vaccinated, and with 79.6% of the total population vaccinated, the restrictions that marked last Christmas have not been reissued.


For the moment, it has not been revealed what proposal the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will make to the regional presidents in the face of the explosion of new cases.


Today, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, called for vaccination to be speeded up, especially among children and the over-60s, and has called for a culture of care and prevention as the first measure to be followed by the general population.


The holding of this Conference of Presidents, which will be limited exclusively to the health situation, does not alter the government's plans to hold another Conference in La Palma in January, at which the regional leaders and the Government will address more topics for debate.

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Peter / Hace about 1 month

5,300,000 dead - so far - from Covid 19 not enough for you Charles.

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Natalia / Hace about 1 month

All countries need to be protected from Covid. Lets hope the vaccine gives the protection needed against new variants. We are in for the long haul: https://twitter.com/DonnellyStephen/status/1471460406686367745

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Charles / Hace about 1 month

Marvin, yes, but are people actually passing away in their thousands like the “experts” told us they would last year ? So far it doesn’t seem so.

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Fred / Hace about 1 month

Please do not follow the actions of France. Or the Baleares and Spain will stop all Tourisim. That will cause complete economic closure for many businesses.

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Fred / Hace about 1 month

Please do not follow the actions of France. Or the Baleares and Spain will stop all Tourisim. That will cause complete economic closure for many businesses.

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Marvin / Hace about 1 month

What’s with negative vote? Does someone out there really think that waiting 3 days to have an emergency meeting (which will probably impose restrictions on Christmas two days after) is alright? Or is there a serial negativer stalking the MDB?

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Marvin / Hace about 1 month

I’m reading this on Sunday morning with the news from the UK and Europe being about immediate lockdowns, runaway infection rates everywhere and London in a state of major incidence, etc., and the Spanish Govt are going to discuss this obvious emergency on…Wednesday? How useless are they?

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