MADRID, 18 (EUROPA PRESS) The Chilean Ministry of Health has described the health situation in Chile as “positive” and has urged the population to vote “safely” despite the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the planned presidential elections for November 21. Thus, the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, has affirmed that the cases have decreased by 0.3 percent during the last week, which is a “clear light of hope”. For this reason, he has made a call to vote “calmly” since the situation differs from previous processes. “The health situation is very different from instances experienced in previous elections It is very different because it is very positive because although the wide electoral calendar that we have had since last year has always been accompanied by the state of a global pandemic, the specific situation of this Sunday is very different, ”said Paris. In this sense, he pointed out that “if you go back to the elections of May 15 and 16 of this year, at that time the country had less than four and a half million people who had completed their vaccination schedule with two doses ”. The minister has thus indicated that “if the current situation continues throughout the weekend, at the national level the positivity is only 3.22 percent, three times less than in May 2022.” Currently there are 13 million people who have the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus, which represents 90.63 percent of the population over 18 years of age. “It should give us enormous peace of mind, especially so that older adults go to vote very calmly and thinking that they are going to be in a highly protective scenario,” he stressed.