In an interview with the Spanish radio station Cadena SER on Sunday, Andalusian Health Minister Jesús Aguirre stated that the closures between the different provinces of Andalusia would be maintained for the time being. This, he said, as well as the closure of all activity not relevant to the system from 6pm, is a precautionary measure in case the situation worsens again due to the numerous Covid mutations. Currently there is a clear downward trend in Andalusia and they are being cautiously optimistic, he said. The 14-day incidence in Andalusia on Friday was 513 cases per 100,000 population and 171 cases in the last seven days.
Aguirre also announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, the vaccination schedule for Andalusia will be announced. He thanked Andalusian municipalities and private institutions for the many offers to make their facilities available for vaccinations.
Andalusia’s Minister of the Interior, Elias Bendodo, explained that a large mass vaccination Centre would be set up in each capital of the province. Where this will be located in each case will also be announced on Tuesday. “Andalusia will be at the forefront of vaccination. We can’t lose a minute,” Bendodo said. “We are prepared and ready to vaccinate seven days a week 24 hours a day in all provinces,” he said. He called for more vaccine doses from the central government and asked the Spanish government to stand firm with the European Union and demand that pharmaceutical companies meet delivery deadlines.