Junta Head Proposes Change to Lockdown Measure

A meeting will be held this week by the Junta de Andalucia this week. The purpose of the meeting is to determine whether a change can be made to the evaluation of municipalities’ COVID-19 case rates. These rates decide on perimeter lockdowns and the closure of non-essential activities in the province. 

President of the regional government, Juanma Moreno, announced this today, February 8th. The statement was made after officially opening the High Resolution Hospital of Estepona.

Once it has been fully studied, the proposal is that the evaluation be carried out once a week, instead of two, Moreno said. 

The head of the Junta also said that they want to investigate the possibility that when a municipality has seen a reduction in their cumulative incidence rate for ten consecutive days, they can ease the closure measures. These are all pending issues that are yet to be approved by the committee of experts. The meeting hasn’t even been scheduled, Morena said. 

“We must be cautious,” Moreno said in relation to the 14-day level of incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in Andalucia. This is because at 776, it “is still very high”. 

He said, “We even have many municipalities with rates over 900. It is like when they prescribe you antibiotics. When you take the first ones and you feel better, you think you can stop taking them.”


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