The President, Iñigo Urkullu, has requested by letter to the president Pedro Sanchez that the necessary legal mechanisms, within the current state of alarm, so that the autonomous communities can adopt their decisions against the pandemic with “legal guarantees”, after the TSJPV has allowed, contrary to the criteria of the Basque Government, the reopening of bars and restaurants of the municipalities that are in the ‘red zone’ in Euskadi.
Urkullu, who has ensured that respect the order of the TSJPV, although he does not share or understand it, he has warned that “ignore reality“and making” a ‘naive’ interpretation of the pandemic “can only lead to “inexplicable” decisions. The Lehendakari has rejected the possibility of challenging the rapporteur of the judicial resolution, Luis Garrido, understanding that it is not acting against the Government, but against “the evidence of the pandemic, of the epidemiological criteria and those of the health professionals “.
Iñigo Urkullu has appeared before the media after the meeting of the LABI Advisory Council, to to present the New Life Plan III, which collects the community response strategy and regulation of social activities to face Covid-19 and guarantee public health in the Basque Autonomous Community.
During his speech, he read the opinion drawn up by the LABI Technical Commission on the TSJPV order that reopens the hotel business, in which “shows his perplexity and disagreement with the argumentation used” in the judicial resolution. “Available scientific evidence and guidelines from international organizations, as well as international practice support, particularly in contexts with very high incidence rates, the measures adopted in Euskadi “, assures the table of technicians.
For his part, the Lehendakari wanted to “endorse, recognize and value the work of professionals epidemiologists, virologists, mathematicians, family doctors, health experts and professionals
health services in general in the Basque Country and around the world “, after the rapporteur of the TSJPV order, Luis Garrido, assured in a radio talk that an epidemiologist is “a general practitioner who has taken a course” and that the measures that advise against the expansion of Covid “They do not differ from those that occurred in the Middle Ages.”
He also wanted to emphasize that “There is no area to blame for this pandemic, neither the hospitality industry nor any other”. “The responsibility falls on each one of us. It is our responsibility to strictly comply with the recommendations,” he added. In this sense, he has ensured that the Basque Government and all the institutions will continue to make the decisions they deem necessary to preserve the health of people, with all the powers that are at their disposal and “trying to guarantee legal certainty.”
Letter to Sánchez
He has also revealed that this past Wednesday, a day after the TSJPV decreed the reopening of the hotel business, returned to address President Pedro Sánchez so that, “in the shortest possible time, this issue is analyzed and the necessary legal mechanisms are agreed with the Autonomous Communities, within the State of Alarm, what for the decisions adopted have all the legal guarantees “.
After pointing out that still no response, has recalled that it is an approach that has been reiterated throughout the 14 Presidents’ conferences which were held between March and June of last year, and has also been personally transferred by Sánchez. Iñigo Urkullu has stressed that other autonomous communities too they have put on the table the need for these legal guarantees in the inter-territorial commission of Health.
Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by www.lainformacion.com.
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