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Government and local authorities recommend that the people of Madrid “go out as little as possible”

Madrid / The Minister of Health and the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, have recommended this Tuesday to the people of Madrid that they “go out as little as possible” in the face of the “worrying” situation that the city is experiencing due to the pandemic and has urged citizens to follow the instructions of the health authorities.

In an interview on Cadena Ser, Martínez-Almeida has thus joined the request made also today on this same station by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, asking the people of Madrid to reduce their mobility to what is essential.

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, thinks that it is not appropriate to decree the state of alarm in Madrid and has recommended to the Madrilenians that “these days they restrict their mobility as much as possible to what is essential and to their contacts with the closest group of cohabitants that they have “and scrupulously respect the measures decreed by the community.”

Illa has assured that Madrid has taken “important measures” and that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, reinforced the coordination mechanisms with the creation of working groups to study if the measures are sufficient or other “additional” measures must be adopted.

The Sánchez-Ayuso meeting

Escorted by 24 flags of Spain and the Community of Madrid and maintaining interpersonal distance even to greet each other: this is how Pedro Sánchez and Isabel Díaz Ayuso staged their call for cooperation against COVID-19 at a press conference after the meeting held this Monday.

After half a year of fighting the pandemic, the long-awaited meeting between the leaders of the national government and the Community of Madrid has arrived, an appointment that Ayuso had been demanding for weeks and in which she has finally served as host when she received Sánchez this afternoon in the Royal Post Office of Puerta del Sol.

Sánchez greeted the Madrid president, putting her hand to her heart, and she responded with a wave of her arms.

A few meters away, crowded against the fences set up by the security forces, two concentrations coincided in Puerta del Sol, one of them protesting against the activity and mobility restriction measures that came into effect this Monday in 37 sanitary areas of the Community.

The other, which supported the union promoted by Vox, ‘Solidaridad’, was made up of people with Spanish flags calling for the removal of the national government.

Leaving behind the protests and the shouts of “out” and “resignation”, Sánchez and Ayuso went up together to the Canalejas Room of the Royal Post Office, where the president has signed in the Book of Honor of the Community of Madrid, in which he wrote “To the people of Madrid, with deep gratitude. Union make force”.

The bilateral meeting took place in the same room, and lasted two hours.

Once finished, they went to the courtyard of the Royal Post Office, where a platform with 24 flags had been prepared for the occasion, twelve from Spain and twelve from the Community of Madrid, which served as the background while Sánchez and Ayuso went to cameras and journalists, except for a few graphics, participated telematically. (September 22, 2020. EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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se ha recomendado a los madrileños que no salgan mucho de casa.
las autoridades españolas recomiendan a todos los madrileños que no permanezcan mucho tiempo en casa.
el ministro de Sanidad de España no cree que sea necesario que los madrileños tengan que reducir su movilidad.
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Pedro Sánchez e Isabel Díaz Ayuso mantuvieron una reunión en Madrid para trabajar de forma conjunta en la lucha contra la COVID-19.
está previsto que el presidente del Gobierno se reúna por vez primera con Isabel Díaz Ayuso la semana que viene.
Pedro Sánchez aún no se ha reunido con Isabel Díaz Ayuso para trabajar de forma conjunta contra la COVID-19.
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el ministro de Sanidad descarta por completo que se puedan aprobar medidas adicionales en Madrid para luchar contra la COVID-19.
el alcalde de Madrid considera que la situación es preocupante en la ciudad.
un grupo de personas se concentraron en la Puerta del Sol solo para expresar su apoyo a Pedro Sánchez.
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no solo se colocaron banderas de España sino también de la Comunidad de Madrid en ese encuentro.
por ahora no ha sido necesario restringir la movilidad en ninguna zona de la Comunidad de Madrid.
se desmiente que la movilidad se haya restringido en más de 30 zonas de la Comunidad de Madrid.
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se asegura que ya todo está bajo control.
no hace falta que estemos unidos para vencer a este virus.
se afirma están en una lucha epidemiológica.
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