By Cathy Elelman • 07 May 2020 • 9:42
OFFICIAL: The Junta de Andalucia has formally requested Almeria move into phase one of the de-escalation on May 11
CREDIT: Juanma Moreno Facebook @juanmamorenobonilla
THE easing of some of the lockdown restrictions are just round the corner in Almeria, assuming the Health Ministry accepts the Junta de Andalucia’s formal request to include the province among the areas of the country which will move into phase one of the coronavirus State of Alarm de-escalation on Monday.
The regional government president Juanma Moreno ratified the request on Wednesday, but he has been pointing out for several weeks that Almeria, along with Huelva, have the lowest rates of coronavirus infection in Andalucia.
By Wednesday there were 600 confirmed Covid-19 infections in Almeria. There had been no new hospital admissions of coronavirus patients for four days, only three patients remained in intensive care, and 353 people had recovered from the illness.
If Almeria does enter Phase one on May 11, it will mean bars, cafes and restaurants will be able to open up their terraces, although at no more than 50 per cent of customer capacity.
Groups of no more than 10 family members and friends will be allowed to meet up at a home, on the street or at bar or restaurant terraces, practising social distancing at all times.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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