Media Illa acknowledges that "there will not be a test for every Spanish citizen"

Illa acknowledges that "there will not be a test for every Spanish citizen" /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=7941
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The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, acknowledged on Thursday that "there will be no test for every Spanish citizen" to detect if they are infected with COVID-19. "Neither here nor here or anywhere in the world," he has made during his weekly appearance on the Congressional Health Commission.

Illa has argued that Spain has "done more than a million tests", and that it aims to "make two million more" in the "coming weeks", something in which he ensures that the Ministry of Health is already working on. In this context, he has argued that the ministry will "count" on all Spanish companies in a preferential way, following the information published on Thursday by the newspaper 'El Mundo' in relation to which some national companies are exporting PCR to other countries in the absence of demand from the ministry.

On the other hand, the minister held the OECD responsible for the error in the report that placed Spain as the eighth country in the world that has carried out the most diagnostic tests against covid-19. In this way, he supported the Government's action: "I make it very clear and strong that Spain does not cheat and gives rigorous information. The data was transferred distinguishing between PCR and antibody test. It was not the Ministry's development with my team, it was the ones that moved us to the autonomous communities."

The minister has challenged the opposition to identify "which country has provided data with more clarity and detail than Spain". "They still discover that countries have to mix everything," he has come, he said once again that, if they add pcR tests and antibody tests, Spain is in eighth place globally, "ahead of very competitive countries".
"If we go only for PCR, we are in the OECD media. But the Government provided accurate, clear and truthful information based on information from the autonomous communities. We are one of the countries that test the most diagnostic tests doing and we want to do more. They are data that I am about autonomous beings and to which I do full and validity because I trust them," he reiterated.

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