Coronavirus | Spain increases restrictions due to the rapid and worrying advance of COVID-19

The rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus in Spain, with thousands of daily infections, causes increased restrictions, with thirty municipalities confined in different regions, including Madrid, in addition to other measures such as the capacity limit in bars and restaurants.

Most of the cases, according to experts, occur due to social gatherings between family and friends, and the focus is on to combat the pandemic.

According to the latest official data from the Ministry of Health, this Friday notified 15 186 more infections of COVID-19, 6,591 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of registered cases to 936,560 since the epidemic began, and the death toll reached 33,775.


The confinement of Madrid, ordered by the Ministry of Health a week ago, was the most striking and controversial, but this weekend there are about thirty towns in the same circumstances.

The city of Salamanca, with 140,000 inhabitants and one of the most beautiful in Spain, with a great university tradition, has been confined since this Saturday, due to the increase in cases of coronavirus, more than 500 per 100,000 inhabitants, especially among young people.

Police surveillance began late last night to close bars that did not comply with established schedules or even to punish people who did not wear masks and today police controls have been present at the entrances to the city.

Another city with a long university tradition, Granada and its metropolitan area, also launched exceptional restrictions today, which include the closing of bars at 10 p.m. and a maximum of 6 people per table, to tackle its current epidemiological situation.

In twelve municipalities in the region, the accumulated rate of infections is higher than 500 per 100,000 inhabitants, the limit established by the Ministry of Health to increase restrictions.

Despite the restrictions, new cases of coronavirus they do not stop rising, as in Catalonia, which dawned this Friday with bars and restaurants closed to try to contain the pandemic.

Magazine The Lancet, in his editorial this Saturday, states that in Spain the coronavirus pandemic has “magnified” the weaknesses of the health system and it has revealed “the complexities of the policies that make up the country.”



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