9 Nov, 2020 @ 11:30
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Spain’s Murcia region extends restrictions amidst warning of public health system ‘collapsing’ by end of November

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MURCIA’S public health system could ‘collapse’ by the end of November according to regional president, Fernando López Miras,

The dire warning was made as part of a new decree signed by the leader extending restrictions through to November 22.

The decree text says that the health situation has ‘worsened considerably’ and that the region ‘clearly’ exceeds manageable levels of new COVID-19 cases, especially for the over-65’s.

Murcia’s border with neighbouring regions like Andalucia and Valencia will remain shut for a further fortnight.

Travel within the region will be limited to residents within its 45 municipalities with a short list of exemptions like for work purposes and getting healthcare.

The curfew hours will stay between 11.00pm and 6.00am, while the maximum number of people that can meet continues at six.

Bars and restaurants were shut down for at least a fortnight from Saturday(November 7).

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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