Monday, January 17

Catalonia asks the justice to extend the COVID passport until Christmas

The Government of the Generalitat has asked this Tuesday the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) to extend for two more weeks the application of the covid passport to be able to access bars, restaurants and gyms. The measure, in force since last December 9, expires at dawn this Friday.

“I had to come to the clinic to get the COVID passport because I don’t have internet at home”

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The Government spokesperson, PatrĂ­cia Plaja, has announced the will of the Catalan Executive to extend the measure given the increase in infections throughout the country. It has also announced that surveillance by the Mossos d’Esquadra will be strengthened in the restaurant premises to control that the passport is required (after a week with the measure in force, there are still many premises in Catalonia that do not request it from their customers).

Despite warning against the increase in infections, Plaja has specified that the Government does not foresee for now to decree new restrictions. “Right now no new measures are planned,” said Plaja. “But the recommendation is that we do not put aside the security measures that we have internalized.” Plaja has warned about Christmas dinners and the possibility of getting infected at these events. “The Government will not recommend that Christmas dinners not be made,” he said. “But we must minimize the risks.”

The Department of Health has declared this Tuesday 47 new admitted to the plant for Covid-19 (there are already 795) and 6 fewer patients in critical units, with 175 patients admitted. During the last 24 hours, 1,626 new cases, four deaths have been declared and the positivity rate of the tests carried out during the last week is 7.37%. The accumulated incidence at 14 days is already 354.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.