The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has announced this Friday that, to contain the coronavirus epidemic, as of Monday, September 21, new measures will be implemented that will reduce the mobility of the most affected areas. Specifically, of 37 areas that will have restricted mobility to the outside.
Is about 37 basic health areas, 26 of them are in the city of Madrid and another 11, in other municipalities (Fuenlabrada, Humanes, Moraleja de Enmedio, Parla, Getafe, San Sebastián de los Reyes and Alcobendas). The characteristics that these areas share is the increasing incidence, with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Specifically, in the capital, it affects areas of the districts of Carabanchel, Usera, Villaverde, Villa de Vallecas, Puente de Vallecas and Ciudad Lineal.
In these areas it remains "restricted entry and exit in these areas except for medical assistance, labor, legal, educational obligations, care of people or force majeure", as indicated by the Community through a statement. However," travel is discouraged for activities that are not essential, "as indicated by the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero.
Díaz Ayuso has assured that, in these areas, the State Security Forces and Bodies will act and that, in fact, they have come to speak with the Ministry of Defense. The goal is to enforce the quarantine measures.
Throughout the Community of Madrid, regardless of the incidence of the virus, family and social gatherings and gatherings are reduced, up to a maximum of six people, except if they are cohabiting.
In the areas affected by the restrictions, commercial premises and hotels reduce capacity by up to 50%, with groups of a maximum of six people. In addition, they must close at 22 hours. It also suspends activity in parks and gardens.
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Another measure is to carry out about a million tests in the next week, to more than 850,000 people in these most affected areas. Specifically, 13% of the population of the Madrid Community and that represents 25% of all registered infections.
Díaz Ayuso assures that "there must be a national strategy" and that there is "to avoid at all costs the state of alarm and confinement" because, he considers, it would be "the economic disaster".
"Difficult weeks are coming, very complicated moments. We must all be together. If we all row in the same direction it will be easier." Diaz Ayuso has stated in reference to the meeting that he will hold next Monday with the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. Ayuso has also stated that, currently, the majority of infections occur in the private sphere, "where there is more trust."