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Coronavirus restrictions in Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Valencian Community and the rest of the autonomous communities

Updated: Friday, February 26, 2021 9:45 AM

Published on: 02/26/2021 8:20 AM

Data from the third wave of coronavirus continues to improve. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, the cumulative incidence (IA) stands at 206 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while last Wednesday it was close to 220 cases. The same is happening with the pressure of care, which has succeeded in reducing the occupancy rate of intensive care by 30%.

Health has reported 9,568 infections and 345 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Figures which, added to the total tally during the pandemic, amount to 3,180,212 cases and 68,813 deaths since January 2020 in our country.

The positive development of the cases has meant that, in recent weeks, regional governments are gradually relaxing the restrictions put in place to halt the curves of the third wave. Madrid, Castile-La Mancha, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile and León… Several regions have decided to slow down the harshness of the measures.

Here is an overview of the regulations in each region:

Madrid

Curfew at 11:00 p.m. Meetings at home and in private spaces with non-cohabiting persons are prohibited In public spaces these meetings can be of a maximum of four people Reception and catering establishments must close at most at 11:00 p.m. Likewise, after 22:00, new customers will not be able to enter. Home services, on the other hand, can be performed until midnight. As indicated this Friday by the president of the region, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, these measures, as well as the curfew, will be extended by at least 14 additional days. The government of Madrid has also increased the number of diners who can consume on bar terraces from four to six, as well as the compulsory use of the mask inside restaurants.

Catalonia

In this region, essential goods stores can only open on weekends (shopping malls are also closed). The hotel will continue to open in sections for lunch and meals. District limitation and curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The measures have been extended until March 5. However, as indicated by the Generalitat, from next Monday, March 1, stores in shopping centers will be able to open during the week, as well as stores of more than 400 m2, reducing capacity to this maximum. Also on Monday, the capacity will be increased to 30% for enclosed spaces for sports activities, increasing the space for swimming pools to 50%. Night outings in schools will be allowed as long as the school bubble is maintained, and also from March 8, it will begin to return to face-to-face classes in universities.

Pays Basque

Closure of the perimeter of all municipalities in the region. Of course, mobility will be authorized between neighboring municipalities for socio-economic and sports activities. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of four people. Hotel and restaurant establishments must close at 8:00 p.m. The curfew is maintained at 10:00 p.m. and the closure of other activities at 9:00 p.m. Bars and restaurants in the Basque Country can reopen even if they are in areas exceeding an AI of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In addition, group sports activities will be prohibited.

Valencian Community

Closure of all hotels, with the exception of take-away meals or home catering Closure of shops at 6 p.m., except for essential services such as food and pharmacies Closure of sports facilities except for professionals State competitions It is maintained The curfew is at 22:00 Closure of the perimeter of the whole community and, on weekends and holidays, of municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. Meetings in public spaces between more than two people who do not live together are prohibited. In private spaces, this cannot be done.

Andalusia

Curfew at 10 p.m. Shops and hotels must close at 6 p.m. Meetings of more than four people are also prohibited The closure of the perimeter is lifted in municipalities below 500 cases of AI per 100,000 This Friday, the Junta de Andalucía extended the restrictions on mobility between provinces and commercial and reception hours from midnight on Saturday February 27 to midnight on Friday March 5.

Aragon

As for the hotel industry, in the municipalities of the province of Huesca, it remains open seven days a week until 8:00 p.m. At this time, bars and restaurants in the provinces of Zaragoza and Teruel are closed from Monday to Thursday ( and at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays), except in the municipality of Teruel. 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Meetings of up to four people, both in public and private spaces, are limited to the perimeter, until next March 4, the provinces of Teruel, Huesca and Zaragoza.

Asturias

Limitation of the perimeter of the entire region Curfew at 10 p.m. Meetings of a maximum of six people in private spaces and of a maximum of four in the hotel industry. Shops, bars and restaurants must close at 8 p.m.

Cantabria

Certain measures are relaxed: shopping centers will be able to open on weekends, the capacity of cultural spaces is increased to 50% and the use of outdoor sports facilities will be authorized. Limitation of meetings to a maximum of six people. It is from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Castile La Mancha

Curfew at 10 p.m., but mobility between municipalities is allowed. Eleven municipalities will remain at alert level 3: El Casar, Sigüenza and Villanueva de la Torre (Guadalajara), Iniesta (Cuenca) and Casarrubios del Monte, Torrijos Fuensalida, Noblejas, Valmojado, La Puebla de Montalbán and Santa Cruz de la Zarza ( Toledo)). The limit of a maximum of six people in meetings is maintained. The government of Castilla-La Mancha has authorized hotel establishments to reopen until 9:00 p.m., with a third of the capacity.It is allowed to open the capacity in the interiors of the hotel industry up to 50%, increasing to 75 % outside . Bar service is prohibited and customers must remain seated. Libraries, museums and archives, gymnasiums and recreation centers may open with one third of their capacity. Bingo halls, gaming halls and betting houses will reopen with capacity. 50% maximum interior. Visits to retirement homes for the elderly are canceled.

Castile and Leon

From this Friday February 26, all non-essential community activities, such as bars and restaurants, will be able to admit customers until 9:30 p.m., while the closing is dictated at 10 p.m. 10 p.m. Visits to residences for the elderly are made more flexible The Council announced the end of the closure of the perimeter of its provinces, allowing mobility between them, although the closure of the perimeter of the entire community remains limited to meetings to a maximum of four people at home . The interior of bars and restaurants is closed.

Extremadura

Meetings of up to six people, in public and private spaces, with or without people living together. The hotels and shops can open until 10 p.m. In the first, the tables can accommodate up to four people. The capacity of religious services should be 40%. In the case of baptisms and communions, the maximum is 30 people outside and 15 inside.

Galicia

On Monday, the president of the Xunta announced a “gradual” de-escalation of measures: he thus established three levels of openness depending on the epidemiological situation. In the first, the “councils” with an AI of more than 500 cases will keep the hotel business closed, with the prohibition on meeting non-cohabitants and changing municipalities; in level two, where the “councils” are between 250 and 500 AI, meetings of four people are allowed and the hotel industry will be able to open the terraces from this Friday until 6:00 pm. In addition, mobility between municipalities with the same IA is authorized at level 3; that is, municipalities with less than 250 AI cases will allow meetings of up to four non-cohabitants, open hotels can open their interiors to complete 30% of the capacity, while the exterior must be at 50% (both, until 6:00 a.m.). Along with this, as with the previous level, it is allowed with municipalities of the same level of AI. The curfew is at 10 p.m.

the Balearic Islands

The Balearic archipelago has banned meetings between non-cohabitants in Mallorca and Ibiza (in the rest of the islands, the maximum is six people). In addition, he ordered the closure of bars, restaurants and shopping centers and popular festivals are prohibited. Formentera is closed on the perimeter. This measure implies the restriction of entry and exit from the island of the island, with the exception of essential movements which must be justified.

the Canary Islands

The autonomous government of the Canary Islands applies its measures according to the level of alert. However, curfews are set on all islands at 10 p.m. until February 21, regardless of their alert level, and outdoor parties and festivals are prohibited. Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Fuerteventura) meetings are for a maximum of six people; on level 3 islands (Gran Canaria) meetings are limited to four people; on level 4 islands ( Lanzarote and La Graciosa), only a maximum of two people can meet.

La Rioja

Since Monday, February 22, the community of Riojan has relaxed some of its measures. In this line, the meetings between non-cohabitants are once again to a maximum of 6 people. The closure of the perimeter of all municipalities in La Rioja has been lifted, but the autonomous region will continue to be closed. Curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. After a month of non-essential activity closure, it will be able to resume its activity from this Monday, but with some limitations: the hotel industry will be able to open the interior of the premises at 30% and terraces at 75%. However, the consumption of bars will remain prohibited.

Murcia

The region has relaxed the measures and social gatherings between non-cohabitants have increased from 2 to 4 people. Office and reception hours have been extended until 10 p.m. The interior of bars and restaurants must remain closed, while outside, a maximum of four people per table can gather.

Navarre

Bars and restaurants close at 9:00 p.m. From February 26, the interior of the premises will be able to open up to 30% of the capacity. Meetings are for a maximum of six people. In addition, in the private space, meetings should be limited to the unit of coexistence. However, also from next Friday 26 February they will be able to go up to two coexistence groups, but in no case the 6 people will be able to pass.The region has also banned smoking on the terraces. The regional community is maintained and the curfew between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. at least until March 11.

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