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COVID-19 : Madrid prohibits meetings of people who do not live together

The Community of Madrid has announced restrictions in 9 new basic health areas and 6 municipalities due to the increase in coronavirus infections both in the region and throughout the country. These perimeter confinement measures will take effect next Monday January 25 at 00:00 and will last at least 14 days.

The incidence in Madrid in the last 14 days rises, according to the latest data, to 875, well above the national average.During the last week, 28,870 infections have been reported. For this reason, the Ministry of Health has decided to confine these areas to the perimeter, where 25% of the region reside and 30% of the confined people.

New confined areas

Areas where movement limitation is maintained

In addition, the Community of Madrid has extended for seven more days mobility restrictions in basic health areas where limitations already existed.

Other measures

The Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, has also announced other measures to be applied, in principle, for 14 days, to deal with the transmission of infections:

-The curfew is brought forward at 22:00 and will end at 06:00.

-Shops and hotels will have to close at 9:00 p.m., except for pharmacies, gas stations, medical and veterinary centers and services that cannot be postponed.

– Meetings of non-cohabiting people are forbidden, except for the care of dependent people.

-The maximum number of people in hospitality premises will be 4.

-The capacity of leisure spaces in shopping centers is limited to 50%.