First case of omicron detected in the Region of Murcia. The case is a 32-year-old woman from the Murcia health area. According to the latest information from the Epidemiology Service, this variant is already circulating between 1 and 2% in the Region of Murcia. The incidence is growing every day and this last week it has increased by 90%.
Last week there were already suspicions of the presence of omicron in the Region and they have finally come true. Health confirmed it as soon as it was known. At the moment there is not much more information: she is a 32 year old woman from the municipality of Murcia, but it is not known if she had contracted the disease on a trip and it has not been revealed if she had been vaccinated.
During his appearance, Pedreño expressed his confidence that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will establish specific measures for the whole of Spain “in view of the Christmas period” at the Conference of Regional Presidents on Wednesday.
In this regard, Pedreño has appealed to families to “reduce social gatherings” during these dates, while at the same time has called to continue to maintain the proper preventive measures, such as the use of masks, the safety distance, hand hygiene or ventilate the rooms.
In addition, the Regional Ministry of Health has started this Monday with the next authorised section of the vaccination strategy, which includes the over-60s, prioritising those groups that were vaccinated with Astrazeneca, i.e. healthcare workers, members of the State Security Forces and Corps and teachers.
THE COVID COMMITTEE MAINTAINS THE RESTRICTIONS
Pending what is decided next Wednesday at the meeting of the Conference of Presidents, the Covid Committee maintains for another week the alert level 2 (medium) for the entire region. In terms of municipalities, there are 24 localities at level 4 (very high): Abarán, Águilas, Alcantarilla, Los Alcázares, Alhama de Murcia, Archena, Beniel, Bullas, Caravaca de la Cruz, Cartagena, Ceutí, Cieza, Fuente Álamo, Jumilla, Molina de Segura, Murcia, San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar, Santomera, Torre Pacheco, Las Torres de Cotillas, Totana, La Unión and Yecla.
At level 3 (high) are 15 municipalities: Albudeite, Aledo, Alguazas, Blanca, Calasparra, Cehegín, Fortuna, Librilla, Lorca, Lorquí, Mazarrón, Moratalla, Mula, Ricote and Villanueva del Río Segura. Finally, there are six localities at alert level 2 (medium): Abanilla, Campos del Río, Ojós, Pliego, Puerto Lumbreras and Ulea. At level 1 (low) there are no municipalities this week.
The Covid Committee has decided to maintain the restrictions in force today, including those authorised by the High Court of Justice of the Region of Murcia (TSJMU) until 14 January. Thus, the Covid digital certificate is still compulsory for nightlife and, optionally, for hotels, restaurants and celebrations.
During his appearance, Pedreño expressed his confidence that the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, will establish “specific measures” for the entire national territory “in view of the Christmas holidays” this Wednesday at the Conference of Regional Presidents.
MOBILE UNITS FOR FIRST DOSES AND ANTIGEN TESTS
The Autonomous Community is going to set up 26 mobile units through the SMS on 23 and 30 December, i.e. the days before Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. There it will facilitate the administration of first doses to those citizens who have not yet been vaccinated and will also carry out free antigen tests.
To do this, 061 teams will travel to central locations with the greatest influx of people over the Christmas period. Specifically, they will travel to more than 30 municipalities in the region, so that 20 mobile units will be set up in as many municipalities on 23 and 30 December. In another 12 municipalities, they will alternate and will be in six localities on 23 December and the other six on 30.