Health Minister Maria Martin assures that the evolution of influenza in our autonomous region “is normal” and is “reducing”. In addition, regarding the issue of mandatory use of masks, he assured that “if the incidence rate decreases in the second week, it can be canceled in the third week.”
Maria Martin responded to reporters after presenting news about services and dependent assistance.
The health minister explained that the situation at San Pedro Hospital “follows the normal evolution of a normal flu in a normal year.”
“Everything is normal in the hospital, but we are still within the contingency plan. There are double beds on the sixth and seventh floors, but the situation is normal for emergencies and admissions.” He said there are currently “ten duplicate rooms.”
Regarding the mandatory wearing of masks in health centers and hospitals, the consultant explained that in La Rioja “if the number of masks is reduced in the second week, we will adopt the same approach as in other regions in the third week” it will be disuse. “mandatory,” but noted that “we have to be cautious because influenza epidemics ebb and flow.”
To this end, he said, “There has been a non-mandatory recommendation since July, which will remain in force.”