New four-tier coronavirus system brought to Spain

Spain’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the news of a new 4-tier system, with Madrid hoping to quell outbreaks of Covid-19 all across the country.

The tier system will be level 1 deemed the lowest risk with level 4 the highest.

Those people living in an area placed under level 1 will be allowed to meet in groups of up to 15 people but sticking to social distancing where possible.

There will be a limit of 10 people per table in restaurants and other eating/drinking establishments with capacity reduced to 75%.

Smoking will be banned in public including on the streets.

Parks and other leisure places will remain open as long as social distancing can be met.

Schools and universities will stay open.

Those living in a level 2 area will be asked to stay at home as much as possible.

Meetings of up to 10 people are allowed.

Those using Ubers or other taxi services will only be allowed 2 people per row of seating.

Places of worship cannot exceed 50%, neither can restaurants and bars with a maximum of 6 people per table.

Parks will remain open but with alcohol forbidden.

Schools and universities will remain open.

Those in level 3 areas cannot meet in groups of more than 6.

People are recommended to stay at home.

Indoor events such as wakes and communions will be limited to one third capacity.

Restaurants and bars will be reduced to a minimum, with health chiefs being able to assess whether full closure or limited closure is needed.

Parks and schools will remain the same as level two.

The region can implement border closures and restrictions.

Those in level 4 areas will be similar to level 3 but the region can issue a state of alarm meaning full lockdown.

Currently, the regions at level 1 is Galicia.

Level 2 are the Canary Islands, the Balearics, Valenciana, Cantabria and Extremedura.

Level 3 regions are Andalucia, Castilla-la Mancha, Murcia and Asturias.

Level 4 regions are Aragon, Madrid, Castilla y Leon, Cueta and Melilla, Catalonia and Navarra.

The Spanish government advises citizens and residents to look on their government website for more updates.  Global247News Twitter

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