Simón believes ‘drastic’ measures will have to be taken if the case boom continues

The director of Alerts and Health Emergencies Coordination Center, Fernando Simón, trusts that Madrid will manage to stabilize and even stop the transmission of coronavirus “In the next few days” but, if cases continue to rise in your metropolitan area, you will have to take “drastic” measures.

He did so at the press conference to give an account of the evolution of the pandemic, in which he stressed that “the only problem in Madrid” is that there “things have to be done quickly because it is evolving fast”, although “It is clear” that “he is making the efforts he should do” and the Ministry of Health “is going to give him a hand in everything he needs.”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, chairs the meeting of the Coronavirus Monitoring Committee.

For the director of CCAES, the evolution of transmission in this community “obeys a similar pattern” to that followed by Aragon and Catalonia where, after a phase of increase in positives, they have already entered a phase of stabilization and even decline. But “the fight is not over,” he warned.

Thus, “probably Madrid will be able to control transmission until stabilizing and decreasing ”the number of infections, because it has made decisions that have yet to make their effects noticeable, such as closing the hotel business in the municipality of Tielmes, where it has also recommended to its population not to leave home.

However, in the metropolitan area “it is more difficult to implement” actions of this type, although if the incidence “continues to increase, drastic measures will have to be taken,” he warned.

The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, appears at a press conference.
The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, appears at a press conference.