Malaga and Granada will go to phase 1 of the de-escalation next Monday, May 18, one week after the rest of the Andalusian provinces that have already started on this path. For the past five days, in Seville, Cádiz, Jaén, Almería, Huelva and Córdoba, you can attend shops without an appointment, sit on the terrace of a bar or hold meetings of up to ten people at home.
These two Andalusian provinces will no longer have to wait to take this step and will join the rest of the community next week, as announced Fernando Simón, director of the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health, who already last Friday advanced that they were “close” to pass the phase.
This decision generated a great stir in Andalusia with serious accusations from the Board that he considered that the political criteria had prevailed over the technical ones and that this measure was a “frontal attack” on the Andalusian government.
As Cadena SER learned this week, The Board sent two different documents, incomplete, out of time and without the signature of a technical manager to request this de-escalation, although, according to the Ministry of Health, the key factor was that the Board did not have a plan to isolate the three districts with the highest contagion rate if necessary, something that the Government considered basic to pass the phase.
Even if it is a week later, the evolution of Malaga and Granada to phase 1 is good news for the Andalusians. Now that the single command shares our criteria, all #Andalusia move forward to phase 2 with hope, prudence, and responsibility. pic.twitter.com/jxxD2CwCsE
– Juanma Moreno (@JuanMa_Moreno) May 15, 2020
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