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[The Region of Murcia will limit social gatherings between non-cohabiting people to face the increase in cases of covid-19


| López Miras chairs the meeting of the Covid-19 Monitoring Committee in the face of "a situation It is very worrying about the increase in positives "and calls for" social responsibility, since staying at home saves lives "| Today, about 4,000 more vaccines have been provided, tomorrow the vaccination of health center professionals will end and next week the second dose will begin to be administered in residences of the elderly and people with disabilities It demands from the central government "a clear and forceful unity of action", since these are "necessary and life-saving" measures.

The head of the regional Executive, Fernando L pez Miras, chaired today the meeting of the Covid-19 Monitoring Committee in which it was decided the limitation in the Region of Murcia of social and family gatherings and leisure between non-cohabiting people, informal and unregulated.

Thus, only the meetings of people who belong to the same nucleus of coexistence will be allowed, both in public and private spaces, indoors and outdoors, as well as in private vehicles, according to sources.

of the regional government in a statement.

"It is about prohibiting the activity that is giving rise to contagions, which occur, in its vast majority, when we remove the mask," explained the president of the Community, who assured that "all activity that involving removing the mask is currently considered an extremely risky activity and is prohibited in our region.

" The rule will establish exceptions among people who live alone who may be part of a single extended coexistence unit, the reunion of minors with their parents in the event that they do not live in the same address, the reunion of people with marital or partner ties when they live in different addresses, and the care of elderly or dependent people.

This decree will be in force for 14 days from its publication in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia, scheduled for tomorrow.

In this sense, López Miras explained that "in the same way that we have requested the limitation of the activity of the hotel business, allowing only local and home collection services, we must prevent those social encounters move to private homes ".

He recalled that "meetings in the field of leisure and at home are behind 78 percent of the cases in the Region of Murcia.

The data is overwhelming and the measures we adopt must also be it, since the reality is that we are facing the worst moment of the pandemic, which is as much as saying the worst moment we have faced in the last century, "according to the statement sent to Murcia .com.

Also, during a telematic meeting, López Miras asked the 45 mayors of the Murcia region "to suspend or reduce their social activity and planned events." Vaccination campaign Regarding the vaccination campaign against covid-19, the president remarked that tomorrow the vaccination of health center professionals will end and that next week the second dose will begin to be administered in nursing homes and centers for people with disabilities.

"We are complying with the roadmap established by the Ministry," the president assured.

"We were one of the first autonomous communities to finish administering the first dose in these centers and we have started vaccination among health professionals before many others." Even so, he clarified that "vaccines are the hope for the medium and long term, but for the current moment there is only one option, which is to reduce all social interaction that is not absolutely essential." In health matters, he also explained that "the hospitals in the Region of Murcia are today practically saturated, although I want to send a message of reassurance because we have prepared a plan that makes it possible to increase the number by 500 of hospital beds when necessary, as well as tripling the number of ICU beds.

" "Joint and effective action" The appearance of the regional president took place after a new meeting of the Interterritorial Health Council was held "in which the serious situation in which all of Spain is found was addressed" and regretted that "today the central government has lost a new opportunity to coordinate a joint and effective action ".

"Today we have once again demanded coordination and asked that the central government exercise the leadership that corresponds to it, with the sole objective of saving lives, putting aside political criticism, since the regional government will not train part of those who want to turn the pandemic into a political battlefield, "he said.

He also remarked that "we are part of Spain and we must face the recovery together, from the first to the last of us all," for which he asked the central government for "unity of action, of a clear action and forceful ", since it deals with measures" necessary and that saves lives " López Miras recalled that during the last months "actions have been articulated to help the most affected economic sectors, such as the hospitality sector, agreed with the sector, and that it has already allowed 22 million euros in aid reach 5,000 tourism, hostelry and nightlife companies in the Murcia region ", but" we will continue to demand a national rescue plan as has already happened in other countries, the statement concludes.



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