September 18, 2020

La Rioja limits social gatherings to six people and recommends avoiding mobility with ICUs 90% occupied



The Government of La Rioja has limited the number of people in social gatherings to six: in leisure activities and free time for children and young people this maximum will include the monitor, while for active and nature tourism guide activities will be allowed plus six people.

This limit is maintained for physical and sports activity – which must be done with a mask in case the interpersonal distance cannot be respected – and for fishing and hunting.

In the hotel industry, in bars, restaurants, gastronomic societies, where there is a restaurant service, the distance of 1.5 meters between clients must be guaranteed, not exceeding six people per table or group, both indoors and on the terrace.

The new measures also limit the sale of alcohol in establishments other than hospitality until 10:00 p.m. and also recommend avoiding mobility, unless the trip is to work, for school issues, health care or care for the elderly, among others. This has been said by the president of the regional government, Concha Andreu, who has stressed that mobility is not prohibited, because it would return to a state of alarm.

Andreu has insisted on the “worrying” of the advance of the coronavirus, with 917 active cases and 6,828 in quarantine and has indicated that, since the beginning of the pandemic, 7,033 cases have been produced. Likewise, he stressed that the ICUs “are with an occupancy of 90%”, hence “the order has been given to open 20 more ICU beds”, while resuscitation and major outpatient surgery are suspended.

The measures announced this Wednesday will be in force from the moment they are published in the Official Gazette of La Rioja (BOR) and until September 23, included, although they could be extended depending on the situation.

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