Morelia – After the State Health Council meeting this Saturday, it was decided to lift the health emergency due to COVID-19 from this Monday, but sanitary measures will be maintained, confirmed Elias Torres Ibarra, Secretary of Health in Michoacán.
In an interview, he said that after the federal government’s announcement on May 9, where President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed a decree suspending the extraordinary measures associated with the pandemic, he specified that Michoacan would only have conditions that will be implemented under
“We held sessions to determine the path to be followed, after the end of the health emergency and the post-covid sanitary measures by the Ministry of Health and the President of the Republic, to be transferred to the state, so that, once the variant, Positive cases and deaths, it is possible to give an approach in the state so that Michoacán can declare the end of the state of emergency”, he said.
He also indicated that after this decision, a total of 300,000 Michoacáns were left who were not vaccinated for some reason, of these only 82 percent have the complete plan, and only 93 percent have any vaccine.
He informed that the Ministry of Health has the Abdala vaccine of Cuban origin; “We have 100,000 doses to start with and we are going to ramp up vaccination by following the application protocols and guidelines,” he added.
In addition, he specified that vaccination against COVID-19 would be mandatory and would be considered within the vaccination plan should the disease go from pandemic to endemic, as happened with H1N1 influenza.
“It is going to be included, and it is provided in the decree at the national level that it is in the vaccination plan,” he said, adding that it is for people over 18 years old, but not to rely on themselves Said .
He pointed out that only 70 deaths have been recorded in the last 8 months, some of whom have a background of the disease or are people who have not received any vaccine.