16 Dec, 2020 @ 21:42
1 min read

BREAKING: Spain’s Andalucia will NOT change COVID-19 Christmas plan, restrictions to be loosened from Friday

SPAIN has scrapped post-Brexit visa requirements for UK artists on short-term tours in what some industry leaders are calling a "big victory".

ANDALUCIA has announced it will maintain its Christmas deescalation plan following a meeting with the national Government and the 16 other autonomous regions tonight.

It means from December 18 residents will be permitted to travel between the eight provinces while bars and restaurants can operate a late service between 8pm and 10:30pm.

Shops will also be able to return to normal opening hours, but must close by 10:30pm.

President Juanma Moreno will not follow the advice given by the Health Ministry in Madrid today, which suggested tightening restrictions over the festive period.

The Partido Popular leader does not see any reason – as of yet – to steer course, sources said, given that Andalucia has the second-lowest incidence rate out of all 17 regions.

As of Wednesday the ever-important figure stood at 135 cases per 100,000 people, far below the national average and beaten only by the Canary Islands.

It means Thursday’s meeting with the ‘expert committee’ at the Junta will not result in any changes to the lifting of restrictions, scheduled to begin Friday.

However the evolution of the virus will be closely monitored and measures can be toughened up at any point if deemed necessary, the Junta warned.

Moreno praised Andalucia for achieving an ‘equilibrium’ between lowering infection rates and retaining a level of economic activity.

The cumulative incidence rate has dropped from 577 cases per 100,000 people in early November to 135 cases as of Wednesday.

Moreno said the curve has been lowered without having to resort to extreme measures, such as completely shutting down the hospitality industry, as was ordered in Catalunya and Asturias.

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.

GOT A STORY? Contact [email protected] or call +34 951 273 575 Twitter: @olivepress

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

prostitute e
Previous Story

Unlicensed brothel to close following complaints on Spain’s Costa Blanca

800px Dsc06859 Atajate Malaga
Next Story

Five villages in Spain’s Malaga yet to register any cases of COVID-19

Latest from Coronavirus

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press