Madrid Police Issued 275 Covid Rule Breaking Fines A Day

The Madrid regional government has issued the latest law enforcement figures relating to the Covid restrictions imposed on the region.

The figures showed that the police in the Comunidad de Madrid  issued nearly 20,000 fines in the three months until the end of November representing 275 per day for the period.

The bulk of the fines were for not wearing a mask, breaking the midnight curfew and being in groups of more than 6 people.

The municipalities with the highest number of fines issued for not wearing masks were Mostoles (558); Parla (541); Majadahonda (472); Las Rozas (460), and Getafe (332).

The municipalities with the highest number of fines issues for breaking the curfew were Leganés (500); Las Rozas (411); Boadilla del Monte (364); Getafe (333), and Torrejón de Ardoz (240).

The municipalities with the highest number of being in groups of more than 6 people were  Parla (331); Getafe (375); Alcobendas (206); Leganés (163), and Las Rozas (160).

Some 11% of the total number of fines included drinking alcohol in a public place which is prohibited under all conditions.

Included in the figures are also licensees of 604 establishments fined for non compliance with Covid/19 restrictions including serving outside prescribed opening hours, breaking the maximum capacity limit and keeping terrazas open beyond the set closing time.

However the regional justice minister, Enrique López, struck an optimistic note saying that the vast majority of Madrileños followed the covid restrictions that were introduced and the inhabitants had “given a lesson in civic responsibility”.

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