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Galicia, Cantabria, Murcia and La Rioja announce severe restrictions due to rising pandemic

Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:29 PM

Galicia, Cantabria, Murcia and La Rioja announced more restrictions to control the pandemic and relieve hospital pressure a few hours before the meeting of the Ministry of Health and the Autonomous Communities to analyze the evolution of the pandemic since the start. place of the state of alarm and with the basic debate on containments.

The Interterritorial Health Council is meeting this afternoon to analyze the situation as a coordinating body, according to the state of alert decree approved by the government last week and entered into force on Sunday 25 October for give legal cover to mobility restrictions and autonomous activities.

The meeting, chaired by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, and the head of territorial policy and the public service, Carolina Darias, will analyze the terms of the boundaries of the perimeter, when the debate on the management of the pandemic these days- this will focus on convenience. or not to establish home containment, as Ceuta, Melilla and Asturias have already requested.

Others do not rule it out: Castilla y León has asked the executive to provide communities with legal tools to be able to use the measure and Castilla La-Mancha says it will not toughen the measures unless the data clearly indicate that action needs to be taken. more extreme. ”

And at the opposite extreme, the Community of Madrid, which categorically rejects home childbirth, and the Balearics who today do not consider this option after a cumulative incidence in 14 days of 253.51 cases, or less than half of the averages. other Spanish territories.

Galicia seeks to avoid house arrest

At the new weekly meeting, several communities arrive with more measures adopted on Wednesday. Thus, Galicia will close all non-essential activities, including the hotel industry, at three in the afternoon this Friday and for a month, and will confine 60 municipalities on the perimeter.

These include the seven Galician cities and their areas of influence, as well as 17 small towns with high contagion rates. The “difficult” measures, in the words of Xunta President Alberto Núñez Feijóo, aim to “avoid house arrest”.

Cantabria borders its municipalities

Since this afternoon, Cantabria has decided to confine all municipalities until November 18 and will limit consumption inside bars and restaurants, so that customers can only be on the terraces or buy take-away food. .

Closure of the hotel in Murcia

Hotel establishments in Murcia will close this Saturday and for two weeks after the region’s scientific committee decided to reduce the growth of infections by 70% after registering 976 new cases and 12 deaths on Tuesday.

“These are extreme but necessary measures to face the very difficult month ahead,” said Jaime Pérez, spokesperson for the Covid monitoring committee in Murcia.

La Rioja tries to reduce sanitary pressure

The government of La Rioja has also taken new measures to ease the pressure of assistance by extending until the 29th the measures it adopted on October 21, such as the restriction of the entry and exit of the community, the reduction of the maximum capacity in various activities and the ban on the sale of alcohol from 9:00 p.m.

Until the 29th, the population of Riojan will also have restricted mobility from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., while the measures for Logroño and Arnedo remain in effect, with the hotel business being closed since October 31.

With the measures put forward this Wednesday by these four autonomous communities and the requests for home placement requested by others, Illa and the advisers of the branch are analyzing the criteria for the duration of the perimeter containment measures to ensure their effectiveness and whether the seven days collected are kept in an alarm state.

On this issue, the Community of Madrid was undefeated by opting for the closure of the November 1 bridge and the Almudena. Yesterday, the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, indicated that if a community can respect the seven days of confinement established by the decree of the state of alarm, “better”.

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