The Junta de Andalucía recommends a mask indoors where the distance cannot be maintained. Photo of the Junta de Andalucía

Junta de Andalucía advises the general public and groups particularly vulnerable to wearing masks in crowded indoor places where it is not possible keep safe distance

The Minister of Health and Consumption of the Andalusian Board, catalina garcia has announced that the region will strengthen prevention and surveillance measures against the coronavirus.

García made this statement during a press conference on Tuesday, January 17, when explaining the conclusions of the advise of alerts of High Impact Public Health (Council of High Impact Public Health Alerts) that took place in the Palacio de San Telmo in Seville, seat of the presidency of the Junta de Andalucía.

In accordance with WHO recommendations, the Council of alerts High Impact Public Health restored the mandatory use of masks in common areas of nursing homes, health centers, as well as on all public transportation.

It has also advised the general public and especially vulnerable groups to use masks in crowded closed places where it is not possible to maintain a safe distance. The Council also reiterated the positive impact of wearing a mask in case of symptoms, specifically during interactions with vulnerable groups. Emphasis will also be placed on reinforcing preventive measures, especially in residential centers, such as indoor ventilation, hand washing, humidity controls, and social distancing. Contingency plans will also be updated in residential centers for the elderly and in social health centers.

In addition, Andalusia will also promote the SARS-CoV-2 sequencing circuit for the detection of new variants. The Government has also requested the convening of an inter-territorial council to deal specifically with the current situation of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the minister has stressed that the situation with the Covid is under control in Andalusia.

According to official statistics, hospitalization due to Covid in Andalusia accounts for 1.85% of the total beds on the ward and 1.08% in the ICU.


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