For the employers of the large Catalan company, in the face of the omicron variant, the current quarantines are excessively long. Work Promotion He has shown this Wednesday in favor of reducing the periods of confinement for contagious people from ten to five days, as the Government of Spain plans to do. Without going any further, the Ministry of Health intends to address the issue with the autonomous communities in the Interterritorial Council that is celebrated this Wednesday and that, as the president of the country has already said, Pedro SanchezYou will have to make a decision about it this afternoon.
In this sense, from Foment they defend that such a measure is “interesting” to help soften the impact on the economic system, especially considering that this new variant of covid seems to be overcome with lighter symptoms and in less time. “Just as it is not necessarily necessary to close all activities [ante cada repunte de contagios], It is important to have this mechanism that helps lead to this health crisis “, said the assistant general secretary and director of the employer’s economy, Salvador Guillermo.
The employer’s association has given as an example the case of U.S, which has already decided to shorten the quarantines from ten to five days, and Italy, which is also studying to do so. United Kingdom It is another of the countries that has also already made the decision, although in its case the quarantines will be seven days and provided that the infected is negative in two antigen tests.
No government positioning
In Spain, at the moment, the only autonomous communities that have openly positioned themselves in favor of the measure are Madrid Y Castilla la Mancha, both governed by the PP. The Government still has not said anything about it, referring yesterday after the Council of Ministers to the meeting between the Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities that is being held today.
“Any decision we make in the area of pandemic management, we do so with the support and rigor of the technical teams and in that area it will be where it arises “, said yesterday in this regard the spokeswoman for the Executive, Isabel rodriguez.