The Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, announced last Friday new 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.
-Trades and hotels will have to close at 9:00 p.m., except for pharmacies, gas stations, medical and veterinary centers and unavoidable services.
– Meetings of non-cohabiting people are forbidden, except for the care of dependent people.
-The maximum number of people in hospitality establishments will be 4, which may be people who are not living together.
-The capacity of leisure spaces in shopping centers is limited to 50%.
🔴 New measures against COVID-19:
👉 Restriction of night mobility from 22:00 to 06:00.
👉 Closing of establishments at 9:00 p.m.
👉 Meetings of non-partners at home are prohibited, except for care.
👉 4 people per table in hotels and restaurants. pic.twitter.com/zwebiUPq0g
– Community of Madrid (@ComunidadMadrid) January 22, 2021
These measures, which will take effect on January 25 at 00:00 hours and will last for a period of 14 days, are implemented to try to stop the transmission of the virus in the region.
New confined areas
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, which represents a 15% increase in infections compared to last week despite the storm Filomena. Currently, they remain hospitalized 4,472 people in centers in the region and, of these, 618 are in Intensive Care Units. For this reason, the Ministry of Health has decided to confine new basic health areas to the perimeter.
There are already 56 basic health zones and 25 confined municipalities. More than 1.6 million people reside there, that is, 24% of the region and 28% of the infected people.
The general director of Public Health, Elena Andradas, has announced the new basic health zones and municipalitys where mobility will be restricted from January 25 at 00:00. These are:
-ZBS de La Ribota, Ramón y Cajal, Doctor Trueta and Doctor Laín Entralgo.
-ZBS of the Cities (Getafe)
-Colmenar de Oreja
-Serranillos del Valle
Areas where movement limitation is maintained
Further, The Community of Madrid has maintained the restrictions for 7 more days in the basic health areas that were ending their confinement, predictably, today. Also the areas where mobility was limited last week will have to continue their perimeter confinement. These places are:
In the city of Madrid:
-Andrés Mellado (Chamberí)
-Sanchinarro, Virgen del Cortijo, Benita de Ávila and Silvano (Hortaleza)
-General Moscardó (Tetouan)
-Barajas and Alameda de Osuna (Decks)
-Mirasierra and Las Tablas (Fuencarral-El Pardo)
-Jasmine (Linear City)
-Baviera, General Oraá and Montesa (Salamanca)
-Alps and Rejas (San Blas-Canillejas)
In other municipalities:
-Felipe II, Coimbra Park and Mayor Bartolomé González (Móstoles)
-Getafe North (Getafe)
-Las Olivas and Aranjuez (Aranjuez)
-San Fernando and Amperchines (San Fernando de Henares)
-Sierra de Guadarrama (Colmenar Viejo)
-You kill them (Las Rozas)
-Becerril de la Sierra
-Cadalso of the Glasses
-Source el Saz
-Hoyo de Manzanares
-Improved the field
-San Agustín de Guadalix
-Saint Sebastian of the kings
-Talamanca del Jarama
-Velilla de San Antonio
-Villarejo de Salvanés
We remember that in all these areas, municipalities, districts and localities You will only be able to enter and leave if it is with a justified cause such as work, academic, medical or attendance reasons.
Failure to comply with mobility restrictions will imply financial penalties stipulated between 600 and 600,000 euros, depending on their severity.
Antigen test in pharmacies and dental clinics
From February 1, Pharmacies and dentistry clinics may perform antigen tests at their facilities in the Community of Madrid. These places will form part of the massive screening strategy carried out by the region and will become new support points in the control of virus transmission.