Spain's Costa del Sol Faces Further Restrictions On Friday as President doesn't rule out 'total lockdown

The regional government of Andalucia will meet on Friday

Leader Moreno with a committee of experts to discuss further tightening of the restrictions which are currently in place.   Regional President Juanma Morena said today that new measures must be introduced which will unfortunately be tougher from the point of view of mobility.”

The Regional President says that on Friday movement will be restricted despite the positive efforts of people in Andalucia during the holiday period.

“I anticipate that on Friday we will foreseeably turn the faucet towards closing mobility among Andalusian citizens themselves.” 

The President acknowledged that the Christmas period has played a large part in the rapidly increasing numbers of Coronavirus infections and deaths.

The announcement comes following the last 24 hours of 6882 new cases have been confirmed.  35 people have died from coronavirus, slightly less than the 38 deaths the day before.  Malaga has the highest number of new cases, registering 1417 cases in the last 24 hours.  There are currently 1697 patients in the hospital being treated for coronavirus.  284 patients remain in intensive care.

According to sources, the tightening of borders within local areas are evens on to be tightened further but also less freedom of movement between day time hours being studied as well as earlier curfew times.

Although the President, when asked, would not rule out total confinement for the region.  Global247News Twitter

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