The new positives of covid-19 in the Basque Country amount to 919 cases in the last hours and has 37 patients in ICUs (6 more than on Monday), as explained by the Basque Health Minister, Gotzone Sagardui, which has described the situation as “worrying“.
In an interview with Radio Popular-Herri Irratia, the Minister of Health regretted that the importance of complying with the prevention measures that are necessary to reverse the “worrisome” epidemiological situation is not “fully understood.”
As he explained, the contagions “they continue to rise“and in the last day 919 positives have been registered, which” signifies the increased risk of occupation of hospital beds and ICUs “.
Based on the data provided by the counselor, Osakidetza is in the ‘Scenario 1‘and some of the ICUs are “reinforced but by the increase in ordinary care.” Specifically, this past Wednesday there were 37 ICU beds occupied by covid cases, “important numbers”.
Sagardui warns that the judicial process “is not uniform”
The Minister of Health, Gotzone Sagardui, has regretted that the proposals that Euskadi took to the Interterritorial Health Council did not obtain a “response”. For this reason, the Basque Government finally decided to appeal to the Supreme Court the order that does not authorize the requirement of the ‘covid certificate’ “trying to contribute to the create a common doctrine“given the fact that” the only tool “available to the communities”it’s not even uniform“.
Sagardui recalled that the Basque Country has been claiming since the beginning of the pandemic that the communities do not have “sufficient legal tools to be able to adopt measures, whatever their nature, to guarantee that they are implemented immediately and with legal guarantees.”
“We have just experienced it,” said the counselor after this week the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country refused to authorize the use of the so-called ‘covid passport’ in the Basque Country.
As he explained, in the Interterritorial Health Council on Wednesday he again told the minister that “we do not have tools” and that decisions must be taken to have “a secure legal framework” since “the disparity of the decisions of the The way they left us open, that of the courts, is showing that it is more than necessary. “
In this sense, it has influenced that, “no matter how much they tell us to resort to cars, it is seen that some courts say some things and others say others”, so “It will be necessary to establish a common criterion.”
However, he regretted that in the Interterritorial Council “there was no decision by the Spanish Government to put real tools in the hands of the communities” and accept the proposals made by the Basque Country and that “other communities also supported”, such as the use of a mask. on the street. As he has warned, although “they tell us that it is already mandatory” if the distance of 1.5 meters is not kept, “it is not the reality of the streets.”