BREAKING NEWS: Spanish Municipality Forced Back into Lockdown as Cases Surge

A town in Murcia, Spain has been forced back into Phase 1 of the de-escalation after a significant rise in coronavirus cases.

The emergency lockdown was ordered in Totana after 55 people tested positive after attending a late-night music event in the town last night. Police roadblocks have been set up all around the city and people who had contact with anyone from the music event are being traced.

Emergency measures mean entry and exit into the municipality of Totana is now prohibited, its day centres will be closed and visits to the residences will be restricted, while their health centres will be closed, except for care related to the pandemic.

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    • Naimah Yianni

      23 July 2020 • 19:16

      Ridiculous. If 55 people had the flu would they make people prisoners in their houses?

      • Rod Jones

        24 July 2020 • 10:26

        Don’t be so naive… the R0 for ‘normal’ flu is around 1.3, but the R0 for Covid-19 is around 3.0. It is more than twice as virulent as flue.

        Furthermore, flu kills around 56,000 a year, but Covid-19 has killed 636,000 in little over half a year, and the numbers are accelerating.


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