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BURGOS: City locked down in Spain’s Castilla y Leon

Bay Radio News | October 20, 2020

The city of Burgos in northern Spain will enter a 14-day confinement period at 00:00 on Wednesday.

Castilla y León has ordered the confinement of the provincial capital after cases hit 551 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days.

The autonomous government said authorities will close the city’s perimetre at least until 4th November.

This means residents may not enter or leave Burgos without justified causes: for work, education, health, visiting a dependent person or by ‘fuerza mayor’.

The city has not decided which police force will control the city’s exit and entry points – i.e. Policía Local or Policía Nacional.

Other restrictions include:

  • 50% of usual capacity in shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Shops must before 10pm.
  • Bars and restaurants may not let new customers in before 11pm.
  • A maximum of 6 people can meet in social and family reunions.

Statistics

Spain’s ministry of health last month agreed to set 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day period as a benchmark for imposing lockdown restrictions.

In Burgos – population 175,000 – the last 14 days has seen a total of 1,033 people test positive for COVID-19.

These new diagnoses make an accumulated incidence of 551 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Some health regions in the city are experiencing an accumulated incidence up to 785 cases (Gamonal Antigua) per 100,000 inhabitants, while others as low as 294 (Las Torres).

Written by Bay Radio News