The president of the Government , Pere Aragonès, has warned this Sunday that it is a difficult time due to the contagions of covid-19 , which have increased ” explosively “, and hospital affectation. “We are not in a good moment,” he warned. The Minister of Health, Josep Maria Argimon, who accompanied the Chief Executive on a visit to the Bellvitge Hospital, has gone further and has been against continuing with the festivals , which were pardoned from nightlife restrictions days ago.
Aragonès explained that the Government will take ” new measures to mitigate the number of infections that are occurring ” and will work to balance “social, economic and emotional life.” The new restrictions will be announced this Monday .
When asked specifically about the festivals that have been held in recent weeks, Minister Argimon has concluded that “it is clear that, at the moment, I am not in favor of massive festivals being held again in the coming weeks,” he has settled.
Argimon recalled that when the Procicat authorized them “the situation was different” and the results of the clinical trials carried out at the Apolo and Palau San Jordi were available .
Both the president and the councilor have emphasized the need to ” raise awareness ” among citizens about the importance of maintaining self – protection measures , generalizing the use of the mask, and not skipping isolation , if it has been positive, and the quarantine , if it is close contact.
Among the data that cause the Generalitat’s concern , it also stands out, for example, that people vaccinated with the full schedule are being admitted to hospitals and ICUs , as well as a significant number of those vaccinated with only one dose.
“The vaccine does not prevent re -infection,” he warned, after noting that of the 115 people admitted in the last hours, “almost 15 had the complete pattern.” Argimon has also explained that the Bellvitge Hospital has gone from 5 to 84 people admitted for covid-19 in 10 days and that non-urgent care activities are beginning to be de -scheduled .
In addition, Catalonia already has more than 740 re-infected sick leave professionals , according to the latest data from last Thursday, with which Argimon assumes that the updated number will be much higher .