The Government of Navarra is going to send this Thursday to the Superior Court of Justice of Navarra (TSJN) a foral order in which it will request the application of the curfew during weekends and holidays, as well as for the days on which festivals should have been celebrated in the different Navarran towns.
Contagions and positivity fall slightly in Navarra on another day with the incidence bordering on 1,000 cases
The curfew would apply on weekends and holidays in municipalities with very high risk, that is, those with an incidence of more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days or 125 cases in 7 days. In addition, the application of this restriction would be general during the days in which each municipality would celebrate the patron saint festivities, regardless of their incidence, collects Europa Press.
The Regional Executive has adopted this decision after this week the TSJN rejected the curfew for all the municipalities of Navarra that were in that very high risk situation. Among other considerations, the Court pointed out that the provincial government should have identified the affected localities as well as the specific data on infections.
The spokesman for the Government of Navarra, Javier Remírez, has indicated in statements to the media that the curfew is a “necessary” instrument to try to stop contagion. “Logically, studying the TSJN car we have tried to adjust to the requests, requirements and guidelines set by the car itself,” he assured. Remírez has considered that with the new order “we refine the shot.” “It is a more specific, more surgical measure and we believe that with that we satisfy the requirements of the TSJN,” he said. The regional order would be in force until July 28 and the Government wants it to come into effect at midnight from Friday to Saturday. so that it can cover this weekend, which “is of a lot of social interaction in Navarra”.
For her part, the Minister of Health, Santos Induráin, stated that “we continue with very, very high rates in young ages, both 12 to 19 and 20 to 29 years old.” “These are disproportionately high rates that are also spreading to older age groups, an issue that did not happen at the beginning with the first outbreaks,” he said. The counselor explained that this high incidence “is assuming that hospitalization is increasing and the forecast is that, following these values, it will increase in the coming days, hence the importance of stopping these infections.” “Knowing in which age groups such high transmission is occurring, we have to add measures to stop this transmission and influence preventive measures also for all ages, because although vaccines are reducing the severity, they are very high incidences that we have to stop , because the trend continues to grow, “he warned.
Regarding the possibility of adopting more restrictions, Induráin has indicated that from the beginning the regional order includes until July 28 and it will be seen “how it evolves, probably lowering such high incidents will not be easy.” “The accumulated incidence values that have been commented are very high risk values. We have four indicators at very high risk and this in a week is not foreseeable that it will fall to levels that are desirable, but we do hope that it will be contained “, has indicated.
In addition, he has indicated that he is concerned about hospital pressure “because there is always a gap between incidence and hospital occupancy, and although this occupancy is lower in percentage with respect to incidences-compared to previous waves-, so many cases with so much transmissibility are causing revenue has doubled. ”