By Sarah Keane • 07 December 2020 • 10:10
GENERALITAT warns of a third wave of Covid-19 in Spain in January
The Secretary of Public Health of the Generalitat, Josep Maria Argimon, has warned that a report from the Centre for Disease Prevention in Europe foresees that the third wave of COVID-19 will arrive in January, due to increased mobility and social interaction during Christmas.
Speaking with TV3 on Saturday, December 5, Argimon explained that: “the accumulated incidence data are going down, although very little and almost imperceptibly. I hope it does not arrive but it is likely that it will.”
This comes after The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, warned that: “we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but there are still very hard months ahead” since “the road is very unstable”.
The Minister said he believes that citizens will be responsible this festive period, and that he himself will be having Christmas dinner with his “family unit.” Illa added: “If we neglect ourselves, we will go to situations that will demand drastic measures again.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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