Madrid introduces new restrictions as COVID circumstances proceed to spike

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Coronavirus-related restrictions will probably be reimposed in components of Spain’s capital Madrid, the regional authorities stated on Friday.

Spain has the very best variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Europe, and Madrid is the worst-hit area. From as we speak, greater than 850,000 individuals within the Madrid area will face limits on travel and sizes of teams.

“There are 37 basic areas where the incidence is very high, over 1,000 for every 100,000 people in the last 14 days”, stated Madrid regional authorities chief Isabel Diaz Ayuso.

“We are aware that if do not take these measures, the situation will be worse in a few days”, stated Ignacio Aguado, the deputy premier of the Madrid area.

Under the brand new measures, individuals will probably be allowed out and in for important actions resembling going to highschool or work, or to look after dependents. Social gatherings are diminished to 6 individuals and public parks will stay closed. Capacity at shops and different business institutions is ready at 50%.