Fonollosa and mayors of the Southern Metropolitan Region meet with the Minister of Health

Xavier Fonollosa, Mayor of Martorell

Mayor Xavier Fonollosa met this Thursday by videoconference with the Minister of Health of the Generalitat, Alba Vergés, along with other mayors of the Southern Metropolitan Region, which includes the counties of Baix Llobregat, Alt Penedès, Garraf and the city of L’Hospitalet. The aim has been to put on the table the epidemiological situation, the vaccination process and anticipate scenarios to curb the virus.

From the Ministry of Health, “we have insisted that the epidemiological situation remains delicate, although we are containing the third wave of the epidemic thanks to the effort of everyone to comply with current restrictions on mobility and activities . Little by little, it is paying off and we hope that we can turn the curve around soon, ”explained Fonollosa.

The mayor asked Councilor Vergés “when will the vaccination process be massive and why aren’t we going faster?” The minister’s response was that “not enough doses of the vaccine have arrived in Catalonia yet to speed up the process”. A logistical problem that he has assured that “he will try to solve by asking for more support from the European authorities”.

Fonollosa insisted that “it is necessary to go faster in this process so that it reaches as soon as possible the vulnerable people who live in homes and who have difficulty moving and, subsequently, the rest of the priority groups, and the whole of the population. We must all commit ourselves, and from the City Council we have offered all our collaboration to the Department of Health, so that we can achieve the immunity of much of the population before the summer, about 70%, as it was provided for in the vaccination plan ”.

The mayor has highlighted the coordination between administrations to deal with a health emergency like this epidemic we are experiencing. “From day one we have been in constant contact with other administrations, especially with the Department of Health, to give an appropriate response to our people and protect residents from the virus.” “If we manage to overcome this third wave and solve the supply of vaccines we will be in a position to relax the measures and recover a certain normality towards the summer.”

Regarding the specific data of the epidemic, there are 11 patients, eight from outside and three from the village, coronavirus positive admitted to the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, where there are six isolated people pending the result of the test . At the Sagrat Cor Hospital today there are 53 people admitted with a positive, seven of them from Martorell. And we have 163 positive neighbors confined to their home. Today, we must not regret any deaths from the virus in Martorell.

The reproduction rate of the virus in Martorell is 1.04 and the risk of infection is very high. There are 20 school groups affected: nine from the Joan Oró Institute, three from the Pompeu Fabra Institute, two from the José Echegaray School, two from the Lola Anglada School, two from the La Mercè School, one of the ‘Els Convents School and one of the Mercè Rodoreda School.

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