MAP: Which areas of Spain are under new Covid-19 restrictions?

MAP: Which areas of Spain are under new Covid-19 restrictions?
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New restrictions have been introduced in several parts of Spain in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. Here's a look at which areas have new rules on daily life.

Currently some 5.2 million residents have their movements limited and are confined to their municipalities unable to leave except to go to work, to study or in exceptional circumstances.

The city of Madrid had its perimeter locked down on Friday night as well as nine smaller municipalities on its outskirts placing 4.7 million Madrileños under new restrictions in the region.

But the restrictions have not only been placed on those in the capital. At least 22 other municipalities across Spain have also been restricted including the entire cities of León and Palencia in Castile-León region, which on Monday recorded a cumulative incidence rate above the 500 threshold and met the Ministry of Health's criteria for new restrictions.

In fact authorities in Castile-León have taken the decision to place seven other municipalities under new restrictions despite not having yet reached the threshold introduced by Spain’s government last week.

In the map below the red dots mark municipalities restricted under the new Ministry of Health criteria, while the red dots are restrictions imposed by regional health authorities.

In Aragon, regional authorities have placed the town of La Almunia de Doña Godina under partial confinement after a spike in cases there and have also pushed the cities of Huesxa and Zaragoza back into Phase 2 restrictions ahead of this weekend’s Fiestas del Pilar – the patron saint of the region.

Navarra has placed four of its town under restrictions and neighbouring region of La Rioja has three municipalities under partial lockdown.

Meanwhile in Murcia, four towns – Jumilla, Lorca, Carvaca de la Cruz and Totana –  have restrictions in place.

Andalusia has applied restrictions to just one town, that of Casariche in Seville province after an outbreak that saw a cumulative incidence rate of 4,500 cases per 100,000 in its population of just over 5,000 residents.

In Extremadura, Eljas in Cáceres province has been confined since September 26because of an outbreak affecting its 900 residents.

Other zones, including Beniganim in Valencia, Bolaños de Calatrava in Ciudad Real and four zones in Mallorca’s capital Palma have seen restrictions lifted this week after perimeter confinements were successful in bringing down the number of new cases.

Across regions in Spain health authorities have opted to impose other restrictions which fall short of perimeter confinement. In Galicia for example, those in Ourense are banned from social gatherings outside their household.

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