THIS IS THE ROLLING CORONAVIRUS STORY FOR MONDAY 1 JUNE 2020 - DAY 78 OF LOCK DOWN (NOW PHASE 2 HERE IN ALMERIMAR)
Daily info from my preferred Spanish stats guy
Note that a multiplication rate of 1.0 means approximately 0 events (cases or deaths) when comparing today`s 4 day average with yesterday's.
Note that this is the data from yesterday - due to timing changes to the release of data by the government
Data Sunday May 31
They report 96 cases diagnosed yesterday. First time below 100 daily cases since March 6. But with a weekend effect more than likely. The case multiplication rate drops back to 1.003.
We continue with a blackout on the number of deaths per day, while they continue to make their internal consolidations. I think we are the only country in the world that is following this "strategy".
And of course, then what happens happens. In the same way that some Spanish media speak of 1-2 deaths per day (due to the confusion provided by the Health data), this disinformation is transferred abroad, which they believe is no longer deceased. On the day that Spain gives its updated figure, which will be several hundred people who died suddenly, since we are still in a range of 35-60 newspapers, due to the record they give in the autonomous communities, their confusion will be capital.
An example of a widely distributed tweet (4,500 RTs) in which they make us the country with the fewest deaths per day.
Deaths yesterday across Europe:
No kiss of life on Spanish beaches this summer
Currently 8 cases of coronavirus in El Ejido, 11 in Roquetas and 3 in Vicar
Andalucía will allow mobility between provinces in Phase 3
Google translation of the article:
Juan Marín announces this intention whenever the Government delegates this competence
Juan Marín, Vice President of the Andalusian Government and Minister of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Public Administration, reported on Monday that the autonomous community will allow mobility between its provinces if these competencies are delegated in Phase 3.
Marín has indicated that if it is true that in Phase 3 we will have certain powers, the Andalusian Government will propose, from June 8, that "mobility can be opened between all the provinces that are in the same phase in the community " He has indicated that we must trust that citizens respect the rules and remind them of it permanently, but we cannot let provinces that are in the same phase not have that mobility.
In this sense, he said that if next Monday the announcement of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, is fulfilled regarding the delegation of powers to the communities, the intention of the Andalusian Government is to open "to mobility all Andalusian provinces that are in the same phase ", and has been convinced that on June 8, Malaga and Granada will go to Phase 3 along with the other six Andalusian provinces, because they meet all the parameters.
He said that tourism has a complex situation ahead of it and has contributed 22.8 billion to our GDP in 2019 and with an increase in the first quarter of this year of 6.4% in terms of the number of national and international tourists compared to the same period in 2019, but "it has stopped dead" because "mobility has absolutely paralyzed the sector", both nationally and internationally.
During his speech at the Breakfasts of Europa Press Andalucía, the vice president stated that the Andalusian Government has a model to deal with the economic and social crisis that this pandemic has generated, which is "counterweight" to the one that the Executive of Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Churches are "implanting" and that may be "totally legitimate", but that the Board does not share.
In this sense, he pointed out that for the Andalusian Government it is essential to reinforce "public-private collaboration" at times like these, and to continue with a policy of lowering the tax burden, which has been shown to have increased revenues in the coffers of the autonomous administration.
He has also defended the decree of administrative simplification, essential to make it "easier for investment", while respecting current legislation at all times.
Regarding relations with the central government during this pandemic situation, the vice president has defended the loyalty shown by the Board from the beginning, although he did not agree with some decisions that were adopted.
He has stated that there has been a lack of dialogue by the central government with the communities and has warned that this asymmetry in the de-escalation of which Pedro Sánchez spoke cannot become an "asymmetry" between communities and citizens.
In this sense, he has indicated that Andalusia is going to demand equal treatment with respect to other communities and is not going to allow it to be taken "a single penny of what corresponds to it", by agreements of the central Government with "nationalists and populists" that They lead you to make decisions that you probably would not like to make, but to avoid that, what you should do is look for "other options in the dialogue."
In this sense, he considered that the distribution of the non-reimbursable funds of 16,000 million to the autonomous communities "cannot be an element to win favors from nationalists and populists."
For this reason, it has once again defended the criteria of the population for the distribution of this funds, pointing out that the distribution proposed by the Government of the nation means receiving 985 million compared to the 2,500 that would correspond to Andalusia if the population factor were followed. He has pointed out that he cannot allow Andalusia to be underfunded again. "Andalusia loses in that cast many millions that today are essential", he said.
During his speech, Juan Marín was convinced that after the health crisis "Andalusia begins a new future today with a roadmap that gives certainty and that is based on building the future on health security and economic recovery and strengthening. "The health-economy pairing must become an added value," he said.
From the Government
In a very similar line, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Abalos, has spoken, explaining that it is possible to allow movements between provinces of the same autonomous community or even between autonomies that since June 7 are in Phase 3.
"You can establish mobility within the same autonomous community or between autonomous communities that are in the same phase," explained Abalos.
The sixth and definitive extension of the State of Alarm that the Government will request to the Congress of Deputies contemplates leaving in the hands of the Autonomous Communities that enter Phase 3 (the last foreseen in the transition plan) the duration and conditions of the same , except for mobility, an aspect that the Executive will continue to control.
Abalos explained that if the State of Alarm ends on June 21 for the entire country, it will not be possible to continue restricting mobility between provinces as until now. But from June 7, with the last extension, it will be possible in those territories that are in Phase 3, if they so decide and the evolution of the epidemic allows it, that it is possible to "establish a level of mobility well within a autonomous community or even between communities that are in the same phase, "said the minister.
The minister has confirmed the announcement made by the president of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol, that the quarantine imposed on tourists from abroad will be lifted on June 21, when the State of Alarm rises, in the archipelago, anticipating the date of July 1 originally planned by the Government.
Abalos explained that it is about launching a pilot project of "safe corridors" for flights that have as their origin and destination places with low levels of contagion by coronavirus, such as the Canary Islands.
Those trial days in the archipelagos will therefore prepare the most general opening of the country to tourism, added the minister.
Asked about the support that the Government will seek this Wednesday in Congress for this latest extension of the State of Alarm (since the support of the PNV has been guaranteed and the abstention of the ERC), Abalos has indicated regarding the citizens' vote, that until now it has voted yes to all the extensions, which have not changed the health circumstances that justify the maintenance of the Alarm State until June 21. Now, he has specified that he does not negotiate with the groups.