Minister of Health Praises The Canary Islands

Canary Islands

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The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, praised this Tuesday the work to control the coronavirus carried out by the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, achieved thanks to taking "measures".

"This is what needs to be done," said the minister about the Canary archipelago and the management of the regional government during the press conference on Tuesday after the Coronavirus Monitoring Committee.

The minister remarked that the Canary Islands is, according to information published this Tuesday, in "a cumulative incidence of 87.26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants" in the last 14 days, when "a few days ago it was in much higher incidence."

The Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands is doing a magnificent job," said Illa during the press conference in which she asked to be "very cautious" with the situation in the Community of Madrid and urged to "always act with sanitary criteria, as do all the countries around us, which are taking decisive measures to bend the curve ".

"We are not going to enter into politicisation or reproaches. We are only going to talk about health. There is a public health problem that must be addressed with public health criteria," Illa said, referring to Madrid .

Illa has insisted that "the only thing" that matters to the Ministry of Health is "public health." "You cannot negotiate with public health," he insisted. "We do not want citizens in ICUs. We think a lot about health workers, about families that have sick people and, therefore, this leads us to say that we must act in a sanitary way," he insisted.