Another Busy Weekend For Madrid’s Police With 256 Illegal Party Raids

Last weekend proved yet another busy one for Madrid’s municipal police in trying to control the number of post curfew illegal gatherings and festivities.

Despite a midnight to 6am curfew as well as general mobility restrictions and an additional 20 confined basic health areas in perimetre lockdown the Madrid police raided some 256 illegal parties, street gatherings and home celebrations in the capital.

Although high, the number of illegal gatherings detected were far below the 470 recorded of the weekend of the 11th April.

In figures just released, over half of the raids (143) were conducted on Saturday 17th April.

The police said that 7 of the raids were in tourist apartments in the centre of the capital two of which had 22 and 29 people inside when raided by the authorities.

Some 196 people were detained and fined on Saturday 24th April at a private party in a disco in the Moncloa district.

The Madrid regional health authorities announced on Thursday 23rd April that the curfew and restrictions on social get-togethers would continue until mid May stating that the primary place of infections is in social and family gatherings.
The maximum number of people allowed is 6 people in any one gathering and this must be from no more than two households.
To date Madrid has recorded some 669,000 coronavirus cases out of a national toll of nearly 3.5 million.
In the latest Spanish Health Ministry figures Madrid infection rate remains one of the highest in the country with nearly 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants compared to a national average of 230.



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