Madrid Reduces Lockdown Zones As Spain Rates Continue To Fall
The Madrid regional government has announced a further reduction in the number of the regions’s “basic health areas” that are under lockdown conditions.
A total of 13 of the areas are to be reopeoned tomorow, Monday 30th November and will have their mobility restrictions removed.
The annoucement comes as the Madrid region appears to be flattening the coronavirus curve. The 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants has dropped to 252 compared to a national average of 325.
The Spanish Ministry of Health announced that the number of cases being recorded is now falling in all 17 of the country’s autonomous communities.
This reduces to just 18 out of a total of 286 basic health areas in the region that are under lockdown conditions representing a fall of 50% in a month.
This leaves the following areas under lockdown as
- Pozo del Tío Raimundo
- Alcalá de Guadaíra
- Infanta Mercedes
- San Juan de la Cruz
- Cerro del Aire
- Valle de la Oliva
- Colmenar Viejo Norte
- Morata de Tajuña
- Villarejo de Salvanés.
The situation remains closely monitored for any spike in cases and the health authorties have added one new area in Mostoles to the lockdown list in response to an increase in reported cases in the zone.
In addition the Madrid region will close its borders between the 4th and 13th of December which coincides with the “puente week” of the bank holidays of the Constitution Day and feast day of the Immaculate Conception.
The regional government has yet to formally announce any measures for the Christmas period but it is expected to maintain the measures in place including the midnight to 0600 curfew and “rule of 6” for social gatherings.
It is expected that there will be some variation for Christmas and New Years’s Eves and Days which will see some relaxing to a maximum of 10 people meeting and curfew from 01.30 to 0600 in place.
To date Spain has recorded 1,646,192 cases and 44,668 deaths.