JUNTA President, Juanma Moreno, has said that he ‘does not rule out’ travel restrictions in some areas of the region.
The announcement seemingly contradicts Junta spokesperson Elias Bendodo who recently said there was not a ‘single reason’ for Andalucia to introduce lockdown-style measures.
However, according to Moreno, mobility restrictions will be enforced if cases continue to rise, though it would be the ‘last step’ in trying to stop the pandemic.
At a press conference, after an institutional visit to the town of Pedro Abad (Cordoba), Moreno expressed his ‘concern’ about the health and economic situation in Andalucia.
Saying that after six months, COVID-19 has ‘turned our model of society upside down’.
“We are not ruling out mobility restrictions,” Moreno said, who added that the situation in Andalucia is different to Madrid, which has ‘five times more’ infections per 100,000 inhabitants, although ‘health will always be a priority’.
Additionally, Moreno said that the Andalucian government is looking ‘every day’ for formulas that will enable ‘economic recovery in Andalucia’.
According to Moreno the Junta has allocated €3.5 billion euros to generate employment especially among young people and those over 50.
He also called on young people, to be ‘co-responsible’ by avoiding situations of risk.
The announcement comes as Andalucia registered 1,024 hospital admissions for coronavirus. This was 36 more since Monday and 86 more than a week ago, of which 136 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).