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Valladolid, May 23 . .- The Minister of Health of Castilla y León, Verónica Casado, acknowledged this Saturday that she is concerned about mobility between autonomous regions when it comes to containing a possible outbreak of the coronavirus: “If Madrid runs a lot and begins to go out at communities with COVID-19 circulating we may have the same problem and it terrifies us. “
Married has spoken these words in a conversation with the Minister of Health of Castilla-La Mancha, Jesús Fernández, promoted by El Confidencial, in which they refer to what both, doctors by profession, have lived in recent months as head of management in two regions with common problems and circumstances in the face of the coronavirus.
The counselor makes several allusions to the influence that the Community of Madrid has had and its management of the crisis in the spread of the virus in Castilla y León, to the point that she affirms that the Madrid leaders “turned on the fan” by “closing the schools without confinement, “since the residents of that Community” went to their second homes and we had drama in Soria and Segovia. “
On that circumstance, his counterpart from Castilla-La Mancha has acknowledged that he has engraved “on fire” the day that the Community of Madrid, with which he claims to maintain an “extraordinary” relationship, decided to close the schools: “That day kills us, to Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha, they begin to elope … “.
Casado has said that in the absence of the Ministry of Health, the definition of thresholds in which to support the passage of the de-escalation phases has been rejected, because “in the absence of these thresholds” each autonomy has established “different levels of prudence”. “When you are very cautious, it seems that you have the worst data, but that is not the case,” he said.
However, regarding the management of the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, although he acknowledged that he feared that he would do badly because of his “philosopher” profile, he assured that “in honor of the truth he has taken the reins superbly”. “I have not had a feeling of lack of control on his part, which has made it clear that technical criteria had to prevail.”
In his opinion, the “two speeds” and the “polarization” that has been observed between the autonomies have had more to do with the affectation by COVID than by the political or partisan positions.
Concerning the difficulties in buying protection material, Casado said that the competition “was wild” and told as an example what happened to them one night in China: “At five in the morning they opened the bank for us because without the money I was not going out and an hour earlier some Americans showed up with some wallets full of dollars and they took us up the plane. “