Andalusia Closes Its Territory Until November 9, Borders The Provinces Of Granada, Seville And Jaén And Hundreds Of Municipalities

The measure had been announced for days but it was not until this Wednesday, as suggested by the President of the Board, when it was decided: Andalusia and its almost 8.5 million inhabitants will not be able to leave the region in the next ten days, until next November 9, by virtue of the state of alarm decreed by the Government of Spain last Sunday. Juan Manuel Moreno has announced tonight, in an informative appearance without questions, the new restrictions on mobility, which also includes the perimeter closure of the provinces of Granada, Jaén and Seville, at alert level 4, from which neither may enter or leave without just cause, limiting mobility between their municipalities. In addition, the perimeter closure of the municipalities included in the health districts of Córdoba-Sur, La Vega de Málaga and Jerez-Costa Noroeste and Sierra de Cádiz has been ordered. In summary, more than 4.3 million Andalusians (belonging to 448 municipalities) will not be able to leave their municipality without just cause until next November 9. Moreno has also communicated the maintenance of the so-called night curfew set by the central government, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., in this case with a closure of the activity for bars and restaurants at 10:30 p.m., as explained by Moreno.

“Nobody will be able to enter or leave Andalusia if it is not for a just cause”. The perimeter closure of Andalusia, and of Granada, Seville and Jaén ordered by the President of the Board, will be effective from midnight on Thursday to Friday and for the next eleven days, until 00:00 on November 9, coinciding with the end of the state of state alarm. Along with three other health districts, there will be a total of 448 municipalities in Andalusia (of the total 786) will be closed perimeter, Moreno has detailed.


Autonomous communities such as Asturias or Euskadi had bet days ago for the perimeter closure of their territories. Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León decided the same this Wednesday, while Madrid has asked to limit its perimeter closure to the holiday bridge. Andalusia, although with 395 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks is not among the communities with the worst accumulated incidence, it joins this closure after accounting for 745 more hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the last seven days (293 in ICU) , new outbreaks almost daily in nursing homes, which accumulate more than 1,500 cases, and almost 2,500 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The decision, which is added to the latest restrictions agreed by the Board in the last 15 days (the perimeter closure of Granada and its municipalities in the metropolitan area, the advance to 10 pm for the closure of bars and restaurants both in Granada and in Seville, Córdoba and Jaén, and the suspension of face-to-face classes at the University of Granada) was taken this afternoon within the crisis cabinet of the regional government, meeting after the meeting of the Advisory Council on High Impact Public Health Alerts for try to slow down the rate of infection.

On the way to 3,000 income from the virus, the “pessimism” that Moreno Bonilla was displaying these days regarding the possibility of greater restrictions on mobility has become a reality this Wednesday.



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