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Coronavirus is pushing doctors in Spain to their limit - now they are calling for drastic measures

2020-09-14T16:44:01.180Z

In vain, they asked the Madrid regional president for a crisis meeting, say Spain's doctors. Now they are acting themselves in the country hard hit by the corona pandemic.



In vain, they asked the Madrid regional president for a crisis meeting, say Spain's doctors.

Now they are acting themselves in the country hard hit by the corona pandemic.

  • In

    Corona hotspot

    Spain suffer

    doctors

    under

    resource shortage

    .

  • The problem existed before the

    pandemic

    - now it is

    "unacceptably worse"

    .

  • Now the largest

    medical union in

    the country has announced a

    strike

    .

Madrid - Because of a Corona *

overload

, the

doctors

in

Madrid

want to

stop

work.

The largest medical union in the region around the Spanish capital has called for an

"unlimited and full"

strike from September

28th

.

The strike had already been announced for the workers in the primary health care sector, but other sectors would join in the coming weeks, it said.

Coronavirus in Spain: According to doctors, the pandemic has led to "unacceptable aggravation"

For years, people have been suffering from a lack of

human

and

economic

resources, the union complained in a statement published on Thursday evening.

"The pandemic * but has led in recent months to unacceptable for us deterioration of the situation." The Madrid Regional President

Isabel Díaz Ayuso

was the repeatedly expressed Please failed to arrange a meeting to discuss the problems.

+

Scene from a hospital in Spain: the doctors are completely overburdened in the corona pandemic.

© Miguel Riopa / AFP

Madrid was

hit particularly hard

by the corona pandemic * in the

corona hotspot Spain

in the spring

- and is now again the region of the country most affected by the new outbreaks *.

Of the 4,137 new infections within 24 hours * that the Spanish Ministry of Health reported for all of Spain last Thursday evening, 1,509 were in

Madrid

- that's more than

35 percent

.

Coronavirus in Spain: restrictions due to infections tightened

Spain already has more than 550,000 corona infections, more than any other country in Western Europe.

Therefore, numerous

restrictions

apply

in the public as well as in the private sector.

Since Monday, meetings of a

maximum of ten people have been

allowed

in Madrid

if they do not belong to the same household.

In addition, the maximum number of participants allowed at weddings, funerals and other events has been significantly reduced.

The

nightlife

is very limited in Spain.

A

mask requirement

applies

everywhere

- even outdoors.

(dpa / frs)

* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Miguel Riopa / AFP

Source: merkur

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