By Ron Howells • 17 April 2021 • 22:43
Spain's Capital Reports A 25% Rise In Coronavirus Cases Over The Last 24 Hours. image: Wikipedia
Spain’s Capital Reports A 25% Rise In Coronavirus Cases Over The Last 24 Hours.
Spain’s capital, Madrid, has reported a 25% growth in infections over the last 24 hours. The number of coronavirus infections reported by the Community of Madrid has risen from 2,324 on Friday to 2,896 this Saturday, April 17.
Deaths have also increased from 14 to 15 in one day, although the pressure on hospitals has dropped slightly, according to reports.
The total number of infections in the region now totals 668,320 and the number of deaths is 22,860. The pandemic has already claimed the lives of at least three million people around the world since it’s start, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally, at present, there are 140 million people infected around the world.
The pandemic now has its global epicentre in two countries, India and Brazil, the second and third most affected since the virus began its expansion.
New restrictions for Monday, 19 April.
From 00:00 hours this Monday, April 19, it will not be possible to enter or leave the following areas in Madrid, except for exceptional circumstances:
Virgen de Begoña (Fuencarral-El Pardo district), Valdebernardo (Vicálvaro district), Chopera (Arganzuela district) Quinta de los Molinos y Rejas (San Blas-Canillejas district), Villa de Vallecas ( Puente de Vallecas district), Barajas ( Barajas district), Silvano (Hortaleza district), Castelló (Salamanca district) and Eloy Gonzalo (Chamberí district).
However, restrictions will end in two other areas: Vicálvaro-Artilleros (Vicálvaro district) and Alameda de Osuna (Barajas district) .
Deputy Minister Zapatero said they had received confirmation from the Ministry of Health of the receipt of 157,000 doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for next week. “With this limitation of arrivals to the community we will be forced to close the mass vaccination points (centres). We wanted them to remain open and even enable some more, but we need more vaccines,” he warned.
The health authorities have requested that the public maintain “maximum prudence and responsibility” in compliance with covid protection measures: physical distancing, hand washing, mask-wearing and interior ventilation.
Source: El Pais
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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