By Pepi Sappal • 10 May 2020 • 2:03
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Spain’s Ministry of Health recently announced the provinces and health districts that will move to Phase 1, which will benefit 51 per cent of the population, as reported.
ALL the provinces in Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, País Vasco, La Rioja, Navarra, Aragón, Extremadura, Murcia, Canarias, Baleares, Ceuta and Melilla have received the go ahead to move to Phase 1 of de-escalation. In Castilla-La Mancha only the provinces of Guadalajara and Cuenca can move to Phase 1. Six provinces of Andalucia can also move to Phase 1 (except for Malaga and Granada). The 10 health districts of Valencia, three of Catalonia’s regions, as well as around 26 smaller rural areas of Castilla and León can also move to Phase 1 (Check out the full list below).
Those provinces moving to Phase 1, will enjoy more freedoms, which include visiting family and friends, shopping without an appointment, and enjoying a drink or meal in bar/restaurant terraces. Here’s exactly how restrictions will be eased:
NEW SOCIAL FREEDOMS FOR CITIZENS
EDUCATION & SPORTS
BUSINESSES ALLOWED TO OPEN
ADDITIONAL BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR
COMPLETE LIST OF AREAS MOVING TO PHASE 1 OF DE-ESCALATION ON MAY 11
TERRITORIES TO REMAIN IN PHASE 0
However, for now Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Granada, among others have been denied permission to move to Phase 1 of de-escalation because they haven’t yet met the government’s Covid-19 health markers. For now its citizens and businesses will have to continue to respect the rules restricted to Phase 0, which means that no bars/restaurants can open their doors to the public yet. Businesses that have been allowed to open in Phase 0, must also continue to serve by ‘appointment only.’
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