List of locations with border confinement in Malaga gets longer

Moreno predicts he would win in November. Image: Junta de Andalucia

AS of this afternoon, Thursday, January 21, the Junta de Andalucia will add eight more locations in Malaga province to the list of towns and cities with more than 500 infections per 100,000 people.

The towns that join the list and will have border confinement for at least two weeks, coming into effect at 0.00h on Saturday (midnight of Friday into Saturday) are: Viñuela, Alozaina, Cortes de la Frontera, Casabermeja, Periana, Torremolinos, Archidona and Humilladero.
Meanwhile, Ronda and Villanueva del Trabuco join the list of towns with more than 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, and therefore, as well as border confinement, all non-essential businesses will be closed. This also comes into effect at 0.00h on Saturday (midnight of Friday into Saturday).
More than 500 infections per 100,000 people:
Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Villanueva del Rosario, Moclinejo, Gaucín, Alora, Farajan, Sayalonga, Comares, Velez-Malaga, Genalguacil, Ronda, Algarrobo, Mollina, Cañete la Real, Benarraba, Manilva, Alhaurin de la Torre, Canillas de Albaida, Villanueva del Trabuco, Arenas, Tolox, Carratraca, Campillos, Benalmadena, Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga, Mijas, Fuengirola, Estepona, Cartama, Marbella, Viñuela, Alozaina, Cortes de la Frontera, Casabermeja, Periana, Torremolinos, Archidona and Humilladero..
Towns with more than 1,000 infecctions per 100,000 people:
Teba, Almargen, Monda, Alameda, Salares, Ardales, Igualeja, El Borge, Benamocarra, Cartajima, Coin, Alfarnatejo, Alhaurin el Grande, Algatocin, Farajan, Moclinejo, Alora, Cañete la Real, Alcaucin, Mollina, Alfarnatejo, Cutar, Arriate, Velez-Malaga, Alfarnate, Ronda and Villanueva del Trabuco.
The Junta de Andalucia has announced that it will update the lists of affected towns taking into account the infection rates on Mondays (the changes will come into effect at from midnight of Tuesday into Wednesday) and Thursdays (coming into effect from midnight of Friday into Saturday).
CURRENT RESTRICTIONS
Border confinement for towns and cities with more than 500 infections per 100,000 people.
Border confinement and closure of bars, cafés, restaurants and other non-essential businesses in towns and cities with more than 1,000 infections per 100,000 people.
No travelling into or out of Andalucia without justified reason
No travelling between provinces without justified reason
Curfew 10pm – 6am
Bars, cafés, restaurants and non-essential businesses close at 6pm
Gatherings limited to four people, also at bars, cafés and restaurants
However, the Junta de Andalucia has already announced that tomorrow, Friday, January 22, another regional meeting will be held and that further restrictions are expected, such as the closure of certain activities.
The border confinement means that people are only allowed to leave or enter for essential reasons which include caring for a dependant person, health appointments and professional, business or legal obligations.


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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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