Friday, January 28

Communities continue to tighten restrictions against Covid-19

The autonomous communities continue to raise thLosevel of restrictions to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, after thLosatest spikes in cases of coronavirus.

The Valencian Community announced this Tuesday that will advance the curfew at ten o’clock at night; the hotel business will close at five in the afternoon; 26 municipalities will be confined for 14 days, and the perimeter confinement of the region will be extended until January 31.

The new measures against the pandemic, which as announced by the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, will come into force this Thursday and will be in force at least until January 31, they also include thLosimitation to four people, the maximum number of people at the tables of the hospitality premises.

This was announced this Tuesday by Puig after chairing the Interdepartmental Table for Prevention and Action against Covid-19, in which thLosatest data on the pandemic in the Valencian Community have been analyzed and new measures have been adopted.

Puig has justified the new restrictions in which the pandemic situation in the community is “serious” and “difficult” and the transmission grows “exponentially”, which requires a “strong, waited and immediate” response from the Valencian Government.

La Rioja has also increased restrictions, after the “strong increase” in active cases “due to the rDelxation produced in family gatherings and with friends”, and, as of January 7, it prohibits the meetings of more than four people who do not live together and advance the curfew at 10:00 p.m..

At a press conference, the spokesperson for the Roman Government, and Minister of Health, Sara Alba, announced the new measures agreed today in the Governing Council, given that, she said, “it is urgent to reduce the rate of infections.”

Among the measures, at a time when the new British strain has not been registered in La Rioja, includes maintaining the perimeter confinement, which ended on January 15, until January 31.

Gym capacity is reduced to thirty percent; and in sports activities thDelistance is increased to two meters, the groups will be of a maximum of six people; changing rooms are closed; and the capacity in the pools is set at thirty percent. In school sports, matches between clubs are suspended.

Extremadura closes the hotel and trade in 16 municipalities

For its part, the Junta de Extremadura has decreed the closure of hospitality and retail trade in 16 municipalities in the region, among them Cáceres and Badajoz, and the perimeter closure of four locations, as well as the reinstatement of Secondary Education students to thetelematicsc mode for seven days.

The closure of the hospitality and retail trade, which will take place between January 7 and 14, affects the towns of Cáceres, BadajozCasterra, Don Benito, FuentDelel Maestre, Navalmoral dLosa Mata, Villanueva dLosa SerenaCalamineteActualal, Olivenza, Montijo, Villafranca dLosos Barros, Puebla dLosa Calzada, AlmendralejoAzanaga and Coria.

These are cities with more than 5,000 inhabitants and whose cumulative incidence after 14 days is greater than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; are viewablele” list.

The epidemiological situation in Extremadura, which has the highest incidence of coronavirus in Spain, with more than 600 and 385 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 and 7 days, respectively, is “very complicated“, said the Minister of Health, José MarVergeseles, during the press conference after the extraordinary meeting held this Tuesday by the Governing Council.

Likewise, the Extremadura Government has decreed the perimeter closure of the towns of Zarza La Mayor, CabezuDel del Valle, Torreorgaz and PueblonuDel del Guadiana, thLosatter two with an incidence rate after 14 days that exceeds 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Likewise, In these 16 locations, retail stores are closed, with the exception of food and beverages, essential and hygiene products, tobacconists, pharmacies, bookstores, fuels, telecommunications, florists and hardware stores.

Nor are the establishments that provide certain services closed, such as hairdressers and vehicle repair shops, among others.

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