Waiting to see what tomorrow brings for Spain this Christmas
This writer has spent
the past few hours trawling the internet on this afternoon of the 9th
December 2020 in search of any news as to what happens next.
currently stand traveling restriction across Spain together with the
10.00pm curfew and the requirement for non-essential shops to close
by 6.00pm are due to expire as from midnight on the 10th
It looks like we are just going to have to wait and see what tomorrow brings!
There is certainly some
good news to report this Wednesday afternoon as today Andalucía has
counted just 366 new covid-19 cases, the lowest daily figure since
early August 2020.
The current daily infection rate has not been this
low since 12th August when 306 cases were detected, the
junta has reported.
Today’s numbers show a significant drop in
cumulative incidence rate in Andalucía. Today’s numbers are 68
fewer than yesterdays and 986 fewer than seven days ago, putting the
cumulative rate today at 169.9 cases per 100,000 people.
This is significantly lower than the Ministry of Health’s benchmark for “very high risk” of contagion of 250 cases per 100,000 people.
hospitals, the number of coronavirus patients has reduced by 464 over
the past seven days.
The numbers of patients in ICU has reduced by 67
in the past week. So in all things seem to be moving in the right
direction and provides some hope that we will see some lifting of
With that said things are changing daily and exactly what will be in place cannot be expressed or understood as etched in stone at this juncture, other than the terms of the current State of Alarm still apply.
the 4th of December 2020 it was reported that Andalucía
will not be allowing the inclusion of the term “close friends” in
the guidelines announced by the central Health Ministry only the week
before and that movement across regions should be permitted for
“family and relatives” only.
This writer has not been able to
substantiate this alleged announcement or any announcements from or
relating to Andalucía.
There was indeed a meeting on Wednesday 2nd
December between the Spanish government’s Health Ministry and all
regional health authorities and an agreement was finally reached
regarding restrictions for the Christmas and New Year period but
there was not unanimous support for the plan.
Most regionals backed
it but Madrid voted against, stating that it does not feel bound by
it, as did Catalonia.
The central government has made it clear that
the measures must be adhered to. Regarding night time curfews for the
nights of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the regional authorities
can determine the start time of the curfew, but it must be at the
latest 1.30am and only for the purpose of returning home, not to go
on to other social gatherings.
Will the decline in numbers one week later see any further changes? We can only wait to see what tomorrow brings!
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