The Ministry of Health prepares a protocol for action against the coronavirus

The text will be reviewed tomorrow in the presentation of Alerts and Preparation and Response Plans. A meeting that will be held by audioconference and to which they are convened responsible for the Ministry of Health and technicians of the autonomous communities.

The aim is to review the situation, the epidemiological update, as well as the diagnostic capacity and response actions in Spain.

Since the existence of the virus originated in Wuhan (China), the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health (CCAES) It holds daily meetings and permanent contacts with international organizations (World Health Organization, European Disease Control Center and European Commission) to assess the risks of the situation and coordinate response measures.

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has maintained this morning the follow-up meeting in which it has been decided that, regardless of the decision adopted by the WHO emergency committee, the protocol for action will be agreed with the autonomous communities Be prepared for any eventuality.

The Ministry maintains a daily follow-up meeting in which the evolution of the situation is analyzed. After it, an update note is published in their website.

In this regard, it should be remembered that Spain does not have airports with flights with direct connection to Wuhan and that this city is not a frequent tourist destination.

Likewise, the Ministry maintains permanent coordination with the autonomous communities and internationally.

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