THE Junta de Andalucia has tonight announced the closure of the region’s external borders and the perimeters of some 449 municipalities.

These include 19 in Malaga, several in Cordoba and all the municipalities of Jaen, Sevilla and Granada.

It means that from 00:00 on Friday and until November 9, it will be forbidden to enter or exit the affected towns and Andalucia save for exceptional circumstances.

Despite being one of the least affected provinces, some 25 municipalities in Cadiz have been ordered to close down.

The affected towns are situated in the Jerez-Costa Noroeste and Sierra de Cadiz health districts.

In Jerez-Costa Noroeste, the towns are: Chipiona, Jerez de la Frontera, Rota, San Jose del Valle, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Trebujena.

In Sierra de Cadiz they are: Alcala del Valle, Algar, Algodonales, Arcos de la Frontera, Benaocaz, Bornos, El Bosque, Espera, El Gastor, Grazalema, Olvera, Prado del Rey, Puerto Serrano, Setenil de las Bodegas, Torre Alháquime, Ubrique, Villaluenga del Rosario, Villamartín and Zahara de la Sierra.

The districts of Bahía de Cadiz-La Janda and the Campo de Gibraltar are exempt from the closures.

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