30 September 2020 – Inter-territorial Council of the National Health System agree to co-ordinated public health actions

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Research and Development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science and Innovation

Overview: Central Government and regional governments agree on coordinated public health actions
The Ministry of Health and regional governments agreed at the Inter-territorial Council of the National Health System to new coordinated public health actions to respond to situations of special risk due to the uncontrolled transmission of Covid-19.
The new, stricter measures are aimed at flattening the contagion curve in the territories most affected by the pandemic to achieve the greatest benefit for public health and minimize the social and economic impact for the population. The main criteria are:
1. Populations with more than 100,000 inhabitants that have an incidence of more than 500 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days
2. a positivity of diagnostic tests for active infection greater than 10% in the regions
3. Covid-19 patients critical bed occupancy greater than 35% of the usual allocation

Full details here: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/gabinete/notasPrensa.do?id=5066

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, International – academic, International – other, EU