By Alex Glenn • 21 October 2021 • 7:45
Andalucia enters the new normal. The alert level has been lowered in the final two health districts.
The entire Andalucian community entered the “new normal” on Thursday, October 21. The province of Almeria now has a level 0 alert for the coronavirus. Restrictions on the use of masks and social distancing will remain. The decision to lower the alert level was made by the Territorial Committee of High Impact Alerts in Public Health.
The decision was made even though both Almeria and Levante do not meet all the necessary requirements. This includes having an incidence rate lower than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, the Health Delegate in Almeria, explained that the decision was made “in view of the constant downward trend shown by the eight parameters we take into account”.
He also commented that the number of hospitalisations for the coronavirus is decreasing. The percentage of people vaccinated against the virus is high.
Despite the lowering of the alert level Belmonte has asked people: “not to forget the safety measures that we must maintain, such as the use of masks and interpersonal distance in the places indicated for this purpose, because they are important tools to continue to beat the pandemic”.
As reported by Diario de Almeria: “Almeria is no longer the only province in Andalusia with areas at level 1 alert. And it should be remembered that it is still the province with the highest rate of infection and, in particular, the Almeria Health District (the capital and nearby municipalities) is the one with the worst data in the whole community.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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