Spain’s technique to curb an increase in coronavirus infections “is working”, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stated Sunday as he unveiled particulars of plans to vaccinate a lot of the inhabitants subsequent yr.
The nation has recorded lower than 400 COVID-19 instances per 100,000 inhabitants during the last 14 days, in comparison with practically 530 instances firstly of the month, he instructed a information convention after a two-day on-line summit of G20 leaders.
That is proof that the declaration of a state of emergency final month, which allowed regional governments to impose virus restrictions resembling nighttime curfews and limitations on inter-regional journey, is having an impact, he stated.
“The technique is working,” he stated, including Spain has managed to scale back instances with out imposing a second lockdown as has been finished in a number of different European nations.
Sanchez on Friday introduced formidable plans to vaccinate “a really substantial half” of Spain’s inhabitants of 47 million by mid-2021.
He stated Sunday that the marketing campaign would begin in January and contain 13,000 vaccination factors throughout the nation.
The prime minister recalled that 14 million folks acquired the flu shot in simply eight weeks this yr, in comparison with 10 million final yr.
“The capability which our nationwide well being service has to vaccinate in a brief period of time is frankly excellent and offers us confidence that we will obtain this formidable purpose,” Sanchez stated.
“We nonetheless have very tough months forward however the street map has been drawn up.”
Extra particulars of the plan, which has been in improvement since September, can be unveiled after it’s accepted on Tuesday throughout a weekly cupboard assembly, Sanchez stated.
Spain has been badly hit by the pandemic, struggling greater than 1.5 million confirmed infections—the European Union’s second-highest quantity after France.
The virus has additionally claimed 42,619 lives in Spain, the fourth highest toll after the UK, Italy and France.
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