22 Oct, 2020 @ 14:15
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BREAKING: New restrictions announced to fight COVID-19 in hardest hit provinces in Spain’s Andalucia


THE Junta de Andalucia has agreed to apply extra measures to fight COVID-19 in Sevilla, Cordoba and Jaen.

The measures are almost identical to those that were applied to Granada and its metropolitan area, including mobility restrictions and mass testing programmes.

Junta spokesman Elias Bendodo revealed the decision during a press conference today following a meeting with scientific experts.

Bendodo said the evolution of the virus in Andalucia ‘has grown worryingly in recent days’ and that the new measures would apply in the capitals of Sevilla, Jaen and Cordoba, as well as other municipalities.

Bars, from today, must close at 10pm and not exceed 50% capacity, while tables can contain no more than six people.

Markets in the capitals are suspended and all clubs and associations must close.

Gardens and public parks are also closed while sports venues will be limited to a 50% capacity.

The maximum capacity at weddings is now 30 and at funerals 15.

The measures have a minimum period of 14 days with continuous evaluation by the health authorities.

It comes as the Junta will put into force a curfew in Granada and 30 of its municipalities, meaning nothing can open between 11pm and 6am.

There will be exceptions such as essential services.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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