As the whole world is going the Covid-19 pandemic, Spain is facing the worst situation day by day. During this time, King Felipe and Queen Letizia are leading the world with example. The couple is attending virtual meetings with the Authorities and Charitable organizations.
The couple held a meeting via video conference with Spanish Red Cross. They already had the first conversation last week with the president of the Red Cross, Javier Senent. The royal couple found out the details of the application of the Cruz Roja Response Plan in coordination with all public administrations in a video conference in which three Red Cross operational managers have participated – Iñigo Vila Head of the Emergency Unit, Mercedes Mora volunteer CRE in Barcelona currently logistics and Raquel Bernedo responsible for Information Management in operations.
In the first ten days, the Red Cross has carried out more than 200,000 interventions throughout Spain thanks to the collaboration of 11,200 volunteers. Aimed at people in situations of vulnerability and the general population, the plan contemplates action and response for the next two months and aims to reach coverage to more than 1,350,000 people with an estimated budget of € 11 million and the mobilization of 40,000 people voluntary.
In the last hours, the Kings have also continued in direct communication with different Spanish hospitals, with a special interest in the smallest patients.
Later in the day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a videoconference today with Carsten Isensee, SEAT President and Vice President of Finance, Christian Vollmer, Executive Vice President of Production and Logistics at SEAT, Xavier Ros, SEAT Vice President of Human Resources and Organization, Patricia Such, SEAT’s Director of Health, Safety and Emergencies.
In which all managers and production managers have explained the conversion project from manufacturing cars to manufacturing respirators. Since the beginning of the epidemic, various initiatives were launched at SEAT to collaborate with the health system. 150 employees, from different areas of the company, are working to help the nation and after making 13 prototypes they have already achieved a final model that is subjected to a long-term test and is in the process of being approved.
From the company, it is highlighted that everything is being possible thanks to the solidarity collaboration of its employees and the common task with the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products and with other companies and public and private entities.
Efforts to fight from the automobile industry against the spread of the virus, producing the materials most requested by hospitals, have also been present in talks held today by HM the King with representatives of the ANFAC sector employers, from the international engineering group Automotriz GESTAMP and Grupo Antolín, a Spanish multinational company that designs and manufactures components and parts. All engaged in industrial reconversion to contribute to the health emergency.
Once again, keeping her look sombre and professional, Letizia wore a black blazer with grey ribbed top and her bamboo hoops.