In the Parliament, Aragonès: “We will not hesitate to take more steps back in the restrictions”. The ‘president’ warns that Catalonia is going through a “complicated” moment and has asked the population for “responsibility”.
The president of the Generalitat , Pere Aragonès , has warned this Wednesday in the control session of the Parliament that there will be no hesitation “in taking further steps back (in the restrictions) if circumstances force us to do so.
The president has recognized that Catalonia is experiencing “a difficult moment ” in the pandemic due to the uncontrolled increase in infections and has called for the “responsibility” of the entire population.
In response to a question from the leader of the commons, Jéssica Albiach , Aragonès has expressed the Government’s “commitment” in two directions: ” accelerate the vaccination process ” by going to look for people and reduce as much as possible the burden on primary care.
The young, the victims
The fifth wave of coronavirus in Catalonia remains uncontrolled, with exponential growth and more than 7,400 new infections in the last hours, which is already causing an increase in people requiring hospitalization, with 610 COVID patients admitted, 35 more than yesterday.
Aragonès has affirmed that this wave of the pandemic ” focuses on young people because they are not vaccinated” and has advocated ” accelerating vaccination ” to “protect” them. In his question, Albiach has claimed Aragonès “more personnel” in primary care , since there is a “lack of personnel” because of “the damn cuts “. And he has demanded that young people stop being criminalized: “They are not vaccinated and we are.”
The president, for his part, has recognized that there is “a deficit of professionals ” in public health that is not resolved immediately, since they require “years” to train. That is why it has committed to collaborating with the faculties to increase the places and strengthen the financing of the health system.
Even so, Aragonès has pointed out that, “no matter how much resources are put ” in the health of other departments, the figure can only be expanded “by whoever collects”, referring to the central government: “It will be good for everyone.”
Activities of minors
Still on the effects of the pandemic and in response to the CUP deputy Dolors Sabater , Aragonès has ensured that the necessary measures will be taken (such as the recent closure of nightlife ) to minimize the impact of the covid-19 in the activities of summer for minors.