By Sarah Keane • 18 December 2020 • 12:35
SPAIN could be at the beginning of a third wave, warns the Minister of Health
Speaking in an interview with Cataluña Radio on Friday morning, December 18, Spain’s Minister of Health, Salvador Illa once again urged citizens to be cautious this festive period to avoid further restrictions after Christmas. “We could be at the beginning of the third wave if the appropriate measures are not taken. It is necessary to react”, Illa said.
The minister’s warning comes after he announced that Spain would begin vaccinating against coronavirus on December 17, and the country recorded 12,131 new Covid-19 infections. Mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida, whose region has the second worst accumulated incidence in Spain, echoed Illa’s message by saying on Friday that we are “facing a situation that cannot be further complicated. We must take action.”
The World Health Organisation has also issued a similar statement, saying “There is a difference between what the authorities allow you to do and what you should do. The safest thing now is to stay at home.”
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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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