The regional government of the Comunidad de Madrid have announced new restrictions on those “Zonas Básicas de Salud” that are the hardest hit by the coronavirus.
Regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso announced the measures on Friday afternoon.
But even if you live in Madrid you may be wondering what a Zonas Básicas de Salud is and how you find out which one you live in.
These are designated areas determined by the regional health authorities and you can find out where they are by exploring the map produced by the Madrid government below.
No easy to read map has been produced by authorites as yet but if you locate where you live and examine the data you can find out whether the accumulative incident rate of new cases over the last 14 days is over 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants.
En este mapa interactivo puedes comparar las zonas básicas de salud con restricciones, así como su incidencia acumulada en los últimos 14 días, el número de casos diagnosticados y el número de casos por cada 100.000 habitantes https://t.co/7pSXLEMxDK pic.twitter.com/pUTMvULGIF
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Carabanchel: Puerta Bonita, Vista Alegre and Guayaba.
Usera: Almendrales, Las Calesas, Zofío, Orcasur and San Fermín.
Villaverde: San Andrés, San Cristóbal, El Espinillo and Los Rosales.
Villa de Vallecas
Puente de Vallecas: Entrevías, Martínez de la Riva, San Diego, Numancia, Peña Prieta, Pozo del Tío Raimundo, Ángela Uriarte, Alcalá de Guadaira and Federica Montseny.
Ciudad Lineal: Doctor Cirajas, Ghandi, Daroca and La Elipa.
Fuenlabrada: Alicante, Cuzco and Francia.
Parla: San Blas and Isabel II.
Getafe: Las Margaritas and Sánchez Morate;
San Sebastián de los Reyes: Reyes Católicos.
Alcobendas: Chopera and Miraflores.
And the municipalities of Humanes de Madrid and Moraleja de Enmedio.
What are the new restrictions?
If you live within one of the restricted “basic health zones” then you will as of Monday only be allowed to leave the zone to go to work, seek medical care or take their children to school or because of a “force majuere”.
All bars and restaurants will have to reduce their capacity by 50 percent, parks and public spaces will be closed.
Residents of the areas affected will be allowed to move around freely inside their zone but no one from outside will be allowed in.
Meetings across the whole of the Madrid region have, from Monday, been reduced to six people down from the current 10.
How long will they last?
Restrictions would be in place from Monday, said Regional President Isabel Diaz Ayuso who added that they would be in place for at least 14 days.