The Madrid City Council will transfer asylum seekers and homeless people without symptoms of coronavirus to a hotel in Arganda del Rey and a pension in Chamberí where they can carry out the isolation decreed by the Government. On the other hand, people with symptoms will be transferred to the emergency center for asylum seekers in Villa de Vallecas and to the Juan Luis Vives homeless center in Vicálvaro, where they will receive adequate health care.
“The objective is that people who cannot stay at home, because they do not have it, have safe places and receive the best possible care” homeless “, explained the delegate of Families and Social Welfare, José Aniorte, who regretted that homeless people are part of one of the most vulnerable groups in this health crisis. In total, according to sources indicated by the department, there are 80 people under surveillance with symptoms similar to the virus and two more admitted for having been infected.
In this way, the City Council will refer asylum seekers and homeless people who do not present any symptoms of Covid-19 infection to the Arganda hotel, which will have 56 places expandable to 110 thanks to the altruistic assignment of an entrepreneur, and to a pension with 70 places, of which 40 are already used. These people, who currently reside in both the Villa de Vallecas modules and the Juan Luis Vives center, will be able to carry out preventive isolation in their new locations.
These new measures are in addition to the one already announced for the extension of the cold campaign until May 31, which will allow 479 beds and 30 day centers while overcoming the worst of the coronavirus crisis. In addition, the Family, Equality and Social Welfare Area has implemented an action protocol by which the centers of the municipal network adapt to the measures indicated by the health authorities, establishing isolation spaces, suspending any visit or group activity that is not essential and monitoring people with symptoms. .