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    Health Minister Aguirre proposes tests or isolation at the Gibraltar border as a precaution

    The Regional Minister for Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, pointed out that this Wednesday in the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) it was requested “a more rigorous control of the borders”, adding that they had asked for “a more detailed and even direct control, if necessary with isolation and PCR or antigen tests at the entrance”, to ” protect” the perimetral isolation that we have in Andalusia.

    This is what Aguirre said in an interview on Cuatro, covered by Europa Press, when asked how the relaxation of the restrictions in Gibraltar could affect the municipalities bordering the Rock. In this way, he recalled that it affected Andalusia “in a very traumatic way at the end of December and beginning of January, when the accumulated incidence in Gibraltar was 4,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and it meant an explosive expansion of the British strain to the whole area of Campo de Gibraltar”.

    “At the beginning of January we had to close the perimeter of each of the municipalities of Campo de Gibraltar”, he added, to recall that yesterday in the CISNS “we asked for a more rigorous control of the borders, if necessary with isolation and with PCR or antigen testing at the entrance”, to protect the perimeter isolation that we have in Andalusia, where we have isolated each province”.

    Asked whether Andalusia intends to relax the restrictive measures, Aguirre explained that the community has had an incidence of between 116 and 122 for more than 15 days, with a steady plateau phase in terms of evolution and that “although we expected a gradual decrease, we have not seen it, and the plateau phase may tend upwards or downwards”, hence “we have not lowered the measures on provincial isolation level to prevent the flow of people”.

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