Restrictions update during the Christmas period, new measures until today

todayDecember 17, 2020

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The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has transferred to the autonomous communities the proposal to tighten the measures at Christmas, although the central government wants the autonomous governments to decide whether to ban travel or further limit meetings on those dates.

Those who, because of their epidemiological situation may restrict the mobility of family members and relatives on such terms as they deem appropriate.


Cataluña is one of the communities that already proposes to toughen the Christmas plan. The rate of transmission of the virus does not stop growing. The Catalan government warns that it must be stopped in any way.

País Vasco / Basque Country

Nor does the Basque government rule out more restrictive measures in the run-up to Christmas, and even consider doing so earlier. The community has recorded in the last week almost one hundred deaths. It is the highest figure in this second wave.

Comunidad Valenciana / Valencian Community

In Valencia, the numbers of the pandemic continue to grow. On Wednesday, more than 2,000 new positives and 33 deaths were added. The community will be looking at this change of trend today and everything seems to indicate that it will tighten up measures to curb it.

Comunidad de Madrid / Madrid Community

In Madrid, the effects of the puente of the Constitution are also being felt. Cases have picked up and the incidence rate has risen 50 points in recent days. The community will take new measures this Friday.

Islas Baleares / Balearic Islands

The coronavirus in the Balearic Islands is now more than 440 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. This is the second highest figure since the second wave started. Three people have died. The hopeful fact is that for the first time this week there have been more hospital discharges than admissions.

Castilla y León

The pandemic leaves 500 new infections in Castilla y León today, 32% more than yesterday. It has also recorded 26 deaths. Community authorities fear that the arrival of a third wave of coronavirus could collapse their health system.

Islas Canarias / Canary Islands

Canary Islands have announced mobility restrictions in Tenerife from this Saturday and for 15 days due to the increase in cases of coronavirus. This results in the reduction of the capacity in shopping centers to 33%, not allowing consumption inside the bars and only in terraces with a capacity of 50%. Also a different Christmas plan where only a maximum of six people can gather.

Written by: BayRadio News

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