The british delta plus variant of the coronavirus has already reached Catalonia, although the cases that have been detected “they can be counted on the fingers of one hand.” This has been alerted by the ‘minister’ of Health, Josep Maria Argimon, who asks “maximum prudence” from the public.
This is a mutation of the delta variant virus that has been detected in the UK and now he would have moved to Catalonia.
On the other hand, the ‘minister’ recalled that autumn is the time of most contagion of coronaviruses and that is why a rebound in cases is expected. Argimon has insisted on the importance of wearing the mask indoors and also outside when there is no safety distance.
This Friday, Argimon raised to require a covid-19 test again for those who enter Spain if the new British variant spreads, to control it and prevent its expansion. He already predicted that this variant will end up arriving because “Spain has everything open from the point of view of the borders.”
“We are too open, too open“, he stated, and added that the moment a more effective viral variant penetrates, it ends up spreading.
Also yesterday the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, referred to this variant, and stressed that it had not yet been detained in Spain although its presence in several European countries was confirmed. “For now we have not noticed any issue to highlight about this variant,” he explained.
According to experts, “AY.4.2”, a “descendant” of the delta variant of the coronavirus, could be between 10 and 15% more transmissible than this, which is already twice as contagious as the original SARS-CoV-2 and it could now be responsible for almost 10% of covid cases in the UK.
Despite the fact that the minister assured that Spain is close to normal with an accumulated incidence in Spain due to covid of 43.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, she has warned that “it is very important to continue maintaining the culture of care and do not trust “.