Madrid Begins To Lift Restrictions As Spain Cases Fall
Although Spain´s national average for coronavirus cases remains high the downward trend is showing signs of accelarating with the 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases down from 528 to 504 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The figures released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday came as the Madrid regional government also noted an improvement and announced that the perimetral confinement will be lifted in 10 of the present 41 “basic healthcare areas” that had been implemented to curb the rise in infections in the region.
There are 286 such areas in the Madrid region.
From Monday 15th November, the 200,000 citizens that have been affected in the following areas may once again move freely in and out of their zones:
- Brújula ( Torrejón de Ardoz)
- Las Fronteras ( Torrejón de Ardoz)
- Guadarrama (Puente de Vallecas)
- Peña Prieta (Puente de Vallecas)
- Rafael Alberti (Puente de Vallecas)
- San Andrés (Villaverde)
- San Cristobal (Villaverde)
- El Espinillo (Villaverde)
- San Blas (Parla)
- Villajero (Moratalaz).
The move increased hopes that the worst is now behind and along with the announcement by the Health Minister Salvador Illa for the coronavirus vaccine rollout in January 2021, when the country expects to begin vaccinations for up to 10 million citizens in Spain.
To date the country has recorded nearly 1.5 million cases and over 40,000 deaths.