The acting president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, has assured this Tuesday that the measures imposed by Health to the hospitality and nightlife were “totalitarian“, and has regretted that with this Government it is very difficult to reach”some consensus “.

In an interview on Onda Cero, Ayuso has indicated that these measures have generated “an unforeseen situation that we have not caused and that I wish it had never happened “, and has reiterated that the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System can not “impose with roller“the measures to stop the coronavirus, and he hopes that a consensus can be reached among all after the decision to suspend them by the National Court.

This Court admitted on Monday the appeal of the Community of Madrid against the restrictions on nightlife and hospitality and granted the very precautionary measures, which imply the suspension of the application of these immediately and until a resolution is issued on the appeal.

The Madrid leader has indicated that these measures create “normative nonsense“because Spain is there”at a time of epidemiological improvement“.

For Ayuso, it is “worrying“this way of” imposing a series of measures and using an Interterritorial Council, with a supposed unanimity, there was not“because the autonomies that voted against represent” 30 million Spaniards “did not paint”nothing“.

“Hopefully some consensus will be reached, but this It is not about closing the hospitality industry and ruining restaurants, bars or organizing large events. That they are measures that do not suppose a recoil at a time, precisely, in which the virus is on the decline “, he pointed out.

For his part, the national spokesman of the PP and mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has asserted this Tuesday that “Has no sense“the prohibition that the Ministry of Health intends inside bars and restaurants, a measure that”it was not carried out with a higher incidence

Almeida has indicated that the central government “it can’t come and go depending on how the pandemic is going“, since he understands that” it appears to try to impose criteria on the autonomous communities that have better knowledge than the Ministry. “

At the same time, Hostelería de Madrid, an association that brings together hospitality companies in the region, has shown “very satisfied “ of the decision of the National High Court on the precautionary measures since, according to them, they are “very restrictive “and would lead to the closure of 8,000 stores in the region.

New Health document

In addition, the acting president welcomes that Health is preparing a new document to modify some of those restrictions that took effect last Saturday.

Ayuso hopes that in this new writing reach agreements between the different territorial governments, but is firm: “If to reach agreements I have to attack the hotel industry and private initiative, I will not toughen any of the current measures“, has held.


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