Further Basic Health Restricted Areas Announced

The Madrid regional government have announced 8 more “basic health areas” and 5 municipalities to be confined in an effort to stem to rise in coronavirus cases.

The measures will take effect from midnight on the 4th January and remain in place for 14 days.

Residents will  not be allowed to leave or enter except for thos activities that are permitted such as travelling to work or school.

The increase brings the number of basic health areas in the Madrid region to 28 out of 286 areas. Some 500,000 or 8% of the autonomous community’s population is affected.

The announcement was made today by the Madrid Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero at a press conference with the regional covid response coordinator, Antonio Zapatero, and the director general of regional public health, Elena Andradas, on the Covid-19 epidemiological situation in the region.

Andradas confirmed the recent rise in cases saying that certain parts of the region which have incidence rates of 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The new eight basic health restricted areas are:

  • Marques de la Valdavia
  • Alcobendas-Chopera
  • Las Olivas
  • Aranjuez
  • San Fernando
  • Los Alperchines
  • Virgen del Cortijo
  • Torrelodones

The 5 restricted municipalities are>

  • Ciempozuelos
  • Navalcarnero
  • Algete
  • Mejorada del Campo
  • Villarejo de Salvanés.

At the same time, the limitations remain in force until Monday January 11, in the Aravaca ZBS, in the district of Moncloa-Aravaca and the General Moscardó ZBS, in the district of Tetuán; as well as in the ZBS of Reyes Catolicos and V Centenario in San Sebastian de los Reyes.

The Madrid region has recorded nearly 400,000 Covid 19 cases and 11,828 deaths to date.


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