Coronavirus Spain direct: Communities begin to relax anti-Covid measures
Von der Leyen says the deadline to vaccinate 70% of the adult population is September 21
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, assured this Thursday that the deadline to achieve the goal of having vaccinated 70% of the adult population of the EU is September 21, the day on which the summer.'We have a common goal in the EU to vaccinate 70% of the adult population by the end of the summer. It is, of course, a date that is very clear: summer normally ends on September 21 ”, he explained in a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, and the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa.
The Secretary General of Health of the Generalitat, Marc Ramentol, explained that if "the progressive decline" in epidemiological indicators of the coronavirus pandemic continues, they will study to remove some of the restrictions and has advanced that they will put the reopening of centers on the table commercial."We have room to study measures in the field of trade," said the secretary in statements to RAC1 collected by Europa Press, and has advocated first removing those restrictions that are less effective, in his words.
The Basque Country has registered 643 new cases of covid-19 this past Thursday, which is 41 less than the day before, and has reduced the rate of positives in relation to diagnostic tests performed to 4.7%. In addition, new hospital admissions have decreased, with 63 hospitalized yesterday, seven less than on Wednesday, but the number of patients with coronavirus in ICUs continues to increase, with a total of 173 admitted to these units, six more, while Gipuzkoa and San Sebastian come out of the 'red zone'.According to the latest bulletin on the incidence of the pandemic of the Basque Department of Health, throughout this past Thursday, 13,575 diagnostic tests (9,084 CRP and 4,491 antigen tests) have been carried out in the Basque Country, below the 13,820 of the previous day. Thus, the positivity rate has been reduced by two tenths, from 4.9% to 4.7%.
La Rioja has notified this Friday four deaths from coronavirus in a day in which, on the other hand, the care pressure continues to decrease with fifteen fewer patients admitted (in ward and ICU), to 158. In addition, active cases also decrease - with 126 fewer - up to 1,131, as well as residents affected by the virus in nursing homes.According to the data provided today by the Government of La Rioja, the deceased are three men and one woman. All four had risk factors and advanced age. Two of them resided in a senior center.
The Generalitat has detected three cases of the South African variant of the coronavirus in the Valencian Community, which have been diagnosed at the General Hospital of Elche.The Department of Public Health of the Ministry of Health is conducting a "comprehensive study to determine how the South African variant of Covid-19 has accessed" in the region. Read more here .
Catalonia has started this week to vaccinate pharmacists, physiotherapists and essential personnel, from prison officials to firefighters, policemen or teachers , bypassing doctors who daily contact patients infected by Covid-19 and who are in the first priority group of imminisation together with the elderly of the residences and the staff of these centers. Esther Armora reports .
Defense begins the vaccination of the UME
The Ministry of Defense began the vaccination process within the Armed Forces this Friday, with the inoculation of AstraZeneca doses to members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME), and will complete the personnel's vaccines with Moderna from Madrid's Hospital Central de la Defensa Gómez Ulla, according to sources from the department of Margarita Robles.These same sources explained that military health professionals began today to vaccinate UME personnel based in the Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), Morón de la Frontera (Seville) and Bétera (Valencia) bases with AstraZeneca vaccines.
Murcia registers 197 infections in a day with eleven deaths
The number of new cases of coronavirus in the Region of Murcia has stood at 197 in the last 24 hours, in a day in which eleven people have died from Covid-19. They are 6 men and 5 women of 88, 86, 85, 85, 65, 76, 58, 80, 88, 83 and 61 years, 6 of them from Murcia and the rest from Cartagena, Mazarrón, Yecla, Jumilla and Molina of Segura.Thus, the number of deaths registered by this disease in the Community amounts to 1,303, according to the data provided by the corresponding Epidemiology Service this Thursday at 11:59 p.m. The total number of people affected by Covid-19 in the Region of Murcia since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 103,143.
Seville, Huelva and Jaén leave the perimeter closure this Saturday and Almería recovers non-essential activity
Three Andalusian capitals, Seville, Huelva and Jaén, will end their perimeter closure at 00:00 on Saturday, February 13, by lowering their incidence rate of the Covid-19 coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days below of 500, while Almería will be able to recover non-essential activity after placing its rate below 1,000 cases in the same period together with Malaga, which it had already done last Wednesday.According to the latest data updated by the Ministry of Health consulted by Europa Press, the eight Andalusian capitals once again reduce their incidence with Almería leading the way but already below 1,000 cases, with a rate of 984.5 --15.9 points less in 24 hours--, followed by Cádiz, with 809.1 after lowering it by 35.5 points.
Andalusia rules out changes to restrictions and asks the population for patience: "The rush is not good"
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, this Friday ruled out changes in the restrictions currently in force in the community to fight the coronavirus, so he has asked the population for "prudence and patience", because the "rush in a pandemic they are never good.This is how the president has spoken during his speech at the inauguration of the sculpture tribute to health workers and essential sectors for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic, in the Plaza 12 de Octubre in Huelva.
European Medicines Agency begins reviewing CureVac coronavirus vaccine
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started an ongoing review of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by CureVac.The CHMP's decision to initiate this review is based on preliminary results of laboratory studies (non-clinical data) and early clinical studies in adults, which suggest that the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies and immune cells that target SARS. -CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
The Basque Government authorizes travel between neighboring municipalities from Monday
The Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, has announced an "adjustment" of the restrictions, which will take effect next Monday. The measures are being announced at the moment and are established after the decision of the TSJPV to reopen the hotel business. Thus, Urkullu has announced that it will carry out an "adjustment" of the current decree, maintaining confinement and restrictions on mobility, "with exceptions" (professional or sports reasons).
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