Health has notified 7,550 new cases of coronavirus. Of these, 2,935 infections correspond to the last 24 hours, a figure much higher than that of Wednesday when 1,690 new positives were reported, but without data from Madrid.
In recent days, concern over the increase in cases has prompted several communities to take additional measures to try to contain the spread of the virus. The last to do so was the Canary Islands. This same Thursday, he has joined to Galicia by prohibiting cigarette smoking in streets and terraces when it is not possible to respect the safety distance. Meanwhile, several regional governments are evaluating the implementation of the new standard. The Canarian archipelago has also adhered to the mandatory use of masks in public spaces at all times, between other restrictive measures.
On this same day, the Generalitat de Catalunya presented a protocol for returning to classrooms in September. The new guidelines provide for a two-week quarantine and PCR tests for all students who have shared class with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
For his part, the vice president of Castilla y León, Francisco Igea, has asked the government a “legal tool” that allows rapid confinement without the need for judicial authorization. “You cannot fight without an effective tool that allows fast and secure resolutions to be issued”, he defended this Thursday in an extraordinary telematic Governing Council in which he referred to the “slow but unstoppable growth of the accumulated incidence of cases” in the region.