Cantabria extends the closure of the interior of the hotel business for two weeks

With an eye on the imminent bridge of the Constitution, during which several communities such as Madrid have already decreed the perimeter closure of their territories, the pandemic seems to have stabilized, in some indicators have even improved, but the health authorities remain on guard high to finally bend the contagion curve of the second wave.

Cantabria extends the closure of the interior of the hotel business for two weeks

The Government of Cantabria has extended the closure to the public of the interior of the hotel and restaurant establishments for two weeks due to the fact that the Covid situation in the region continues to be one of “extreme risk.”

This extension is included in a resolution of the Minister of Health, Miguel Rodríguez, published last Thursday in an extraordinary Official Gazette of Cantabria (BOC) and has come into force at 00:00 this Saturday, November 21.

The closure of casinos, collective money and gambling establishments, gambling halls, recreational halls, raffles and raffles, specific gambling venues and others and facilities similar to those of recreational activity is also extended for 14 days.

The resolution explains that the risk assessment report and proposal of measures for the epidemiological situation issued by Public Health on November 18 indicates that the COVID-19 situation in Cantabria is one of “extreme risk.”

Thus, it indicates that from November 6 to 18, the health indicators (hospital occupancy and ICU occupancy) have increased (level 4) and only the epidemiological indicators at 7 days (cumulative incidence, cumulative incidence in people over 65 years of age and positivity of diagnostic tests) show a «minimal decrease», remaining at level 4.

For this reason, this extension is proposed for a period of 14 calendar days (reviewable depending on the evolution of the epidemiological indicators and health impact) for the aforementioned establishments, being able to keep the terraces open as long as the security measures are met established.

The objective of this measure is “to stop infections to prevent their increase, reduce the burden of disease and mortality in the population and the collapse of health,” says the resolution.

In this way, it is intended to restrict the generation of secondary cases and transmission chains outside the immediate and cohabiting environment (bubble group), as well as to reduce the spaces and opportunities where risk factors are greater and adherence to the measures of prevention is less.

It also seeks to reduce the number of people exposed to cases in the social sphere, the number of outbreaks and the number of cases associated with an epidemiological link in the social sphere, as well as to restrict the generation of secondary cases and transmission chains in the social sphere.
social from undiagnosed asymptomatic cases.

“The ultimate goal to be achieved, protecting the fundamental right to life and physical integrity, is, in this case, proportional to the consequences of maintaining the closure” of these facilities, concludes the resolution.