Saturday, January 16

Communities tighten their measures to deal with the third wave of the pandemic



The autonomous communities they have tightened their measures to try to stop the third wave of coronavirus that leads the country to “tough weeks”, as the Executive recognized this Friday, which has valued the strength of the regions in the face of the increase in infections.

With the latest data published by the Ministry of Health there are eight autonomies with a cumulative incidence of more than 300 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants -the national average is 321- and four of them exceed 400 infections: Extremadura (716.58), Balearic Islands (529.29), Madrid (452.19) and Catalonia (411.47).

The rest of the communities with an incidence greater than 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants are Castilla-La Mancha (397.62), Valencian Community (343.74), La Rioja (385.73) and Melilla (305.25).

Faced with this situation, heThe autonomies have announced and adopted new restrictions to be able to stop a third wave before which the Executive has asked to reduce to the maximum the mobility and the contacts.

Main measures of the communities:

ANDALUSIA

It returns to the perimeter closure of the community and the curfew from ten at night and until six in the morning from the next morning from Sunday to Monday and will be in force until January 25.

The mobility between the eight Andalusian provinces will be maintained “for now” and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

ARAGON

It fell back from midnight on Monday to alert level 3 aggravated. All non-essential establishments must close at 8:00 p.m., which affects commerce and the hotel industry, and the maximum capacity for consumption is reduced to 30 percent inside the establishments and 50 percent on the terraces.

ASTURIAS

He bars closing time is at 23:00 and the perimeter confinement of the community continues.

BALEARES

The community assured this Thursday that would take “really strong” action in the next few days If the increase in covid-19 continued, so this Friday it has decided to close for two weeks starting next Tuesday of bars, restaurants, department stores and gyms in Mallorca, an average that will not affect the rest of the Balearic Islands for now.

CANARY ISLANDS

Tenerife maintains level 3 and the same restrictions and limitations that he had until time, both in relation to the entry and exit of the island, the curfew and the rest of the measures already adopted.

Level 2 of La Gomera, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote supposes a curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., a reduction in the capacity of non-cohabitants from the current 6 to 4 people, a figure that is maintained in the hospitality industry and in group sports, while the capacity of public transport is 50 percent.

Level 1 of El Hierro, La Palma and Fuerteventura has a curfew from 24:00 to 6:00 and a capacity of six people in the aforementioned cases.

GALICIA

The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has advanced that “probably” it will be chosen to “shield the residences of the third age As long as it is not possible to vaccinate “the elderly and workers, which means that no visits can be made.

This afternoon they will announce the new measures.

CANTABRIA

Currently and until January 15 the interior of the hospitality premises is closed, in addition to the curfew between 10 pm and 6 am and the maximum number of people in meetings is six.

CASTILLA AND LEÓN

The community has taken new restrictive measures in the face of the advance of the covid, which include the perimeter closure while the state of alarm and limitations lasts, since Sunday and for 14 days, in the hotel industry in the provinces of Ávila, Segovia and Palencia.

As of January 10, the premises in the interior of these three provinces must be closed, except for home delivery or on terraces -the fish tanks are not included-, as well as large shopping areas, sports facilities and betting and bingo halls, that will be closed for the next two weeks.

CASTILLA LA MANCHA

From this Thursday has returned to the perimeter confinement of the entire autonomous community, which can only be entered and exited for any of the reasons provided in the decree of the state of alarm.

The curfew will be in force between twelve at night and six in the morning and the permanence of groups in public and private spaces is also limited to a maximum of six people, except cohabitants.

The Ministry of Health has decreed level 3 special measures in Ontur (Albacete) and has extended, for 10 days, the measures of this same level that are being applied in the Albacete municipalities of La Roda and Caudete.

CATALONIA

On Monday he decided to establish a municipal confinement from this Thursday until January 18, as well as closing shopping centers and gyms.

Non-essential shops are closed on weekends and, during the week, those with less than 400 square meters of surface can open.

The restoration remains as before -with time slots to serve only during meals and breakfasts-, as well as culture -with capacity restrictions-.

MADRID’S COMMUNITY

It has limited mobility for 14 days in 23 new basic health areas and nine localities as of next Monday, in addition to the 18 areas and 5 municipalities that already had restrictions since the beginning of the week.

So, expand to 41 basic health areas and 14 localities restrictions on mobility to stop the expansion of the coronavirus, which will leave more than 1.2 million Madrilenians confined, 18.3% of the population where 25% of the infections by covid-19 in the region are concentrated.

The municipalities of Alcobendas, San Sebastián de los Reyes and the Barajas district in the capital Madrid will be completely confined with the new restrictions.

Further, will begin next Tuesday, January 12, with the antigen test campaign for young people between 18 and 29 years old (university and non-university) without symptoms of coronavirus in seven points of the campuses of public universities in the region.

VALENCIAN COMMUNITY

From this Thursday the curfew at 10:00 p.m. and the hotel business has been closed after five in the afternoon.

The perimeter confinement of the region has been extended until the end of the month and 26 municipalities have been isolated for 14 days.

The new measures against the pandemic, which will be in force until at least January 31, include the limitation to a maximum of four people at the tables of the hotel and catering establishments and six people who do not live together in public spaces.

ESTREMADURA

The Extremadura Government has decreed the closure of the hotel and retail trade in 16 municipalities in the region, among them Cáceres and Badajoz, measures that entered into force yesterday and the perimeter closure of four towns, as well as the reincorporation of Secondary Education students to the telematic mode for seven days.

The closure of the hospitality and retail trade until January 14 affects the towns of Cáceres, Badajoz, Castuera, Don Benito, Fuente del Maestre, Navalmoral de la Mata, Villanueva de la Serena, Calamonte, Aceuchal, Olivenza, Montijo, Villafranca de los Barros, Puebla de la Calzada, Almendralejo, Azuaga and Coria.

In these municipalities the betting shops have also been closed, bullfighting shows, leisure parks and free time activities for children and young people.

In addition, non-regulated amateur sports activities and visits to nursing homes during vaccination have been prohibited at the regional level.

MURCIA

22 municipalities are closed, including the capital and the other three towns with more than 50,000 inhabitants (Cartagena, Lorca and Molina de Segura) due to the situation of “extreme risk” due to the level of contagion.

As well It is brought forward from 11:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. of the curfew in the entire community, and the interior of bars and restaurants will be closed and the capacity of the stores in the 22 affected municipalities will be reduced to 50 percent.

Along with Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Molina de Segura, the towns of Albudeite, Los Alcázares, Alguazas, Archena, Ceutí, Cieza, Fortuna, Jumilla, Lorquí, Moratalla, Mula, San Pedro del Pinatar, Santomera, Las Torres de Cotillas, La Unión, Villanueva del Segura and Yecla.

NAVARRA

Maintains the Community borders closed, curfew set at 11:00 p.m. and groups limited to six people.

BASQUE COUNTRY

Has decided, for the moment, continue with the restrictions in force by not seeing “signs of extraordinary alarm”, although it will review them this Friday to assess the evolution of the pandemic.

In this way, curfew is maintained at 22:00, the meetings remain limited to six people and the community perimeter closure continues with the right to move between municipalities and Basque provinces.

THE RIOJA

Perimeter closure of the region until at least until January 15 and has an hour advance the curfew until January 31, so that nighttime mobility is limited from ten at night to five in the morning.

In addition, until the end of the month the meetings can only be of four people who are not cohabitants.

Measures have also been taken such as determining that the common areas of shopping centers are only for transit, restricting the capacity in gyms and swimming pools to 30 percent, prohibiting the activity of bookmakers and closing the changing rooms of all sports facilities.

CEUTA

It continues with the restrictions set until January 10, with limitations to travel to the peninsula.

MELILLA

With similar travel restrictions as in Ceuta, in this city groups are limited to a maximum of four people.

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