November 28, 2020

The Region of Murcia decrees the closure of bars and restaurants due to the high level of infections in the territory



The Government of Murcia will decree the closure of bars and restaurants throughout the territory due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. The Murcian Executive will make the announcement of this measure after the meeting of the COVID Monitoring Committee chaired by the president of the Community Fernando López Miras, according to reliable sources to this medium. From Health they have indicated that home delivery and take away will be allowed.

The Community of Castilla y León announced the closure of the hotel and restaurant industry on Tuesday, November 3, order that will be effective from Friday 6 at 00.00 hours and will last 14 days. In Asturias a similar measure comes into force today, while Navarra yesterday extended the perimeter confinement which also includes the suspension of the sector’s activity. The Catalan Government implemented the closure of bars and restaurants on Friday, October 16, and is not currently contemplating lifting the restriction.

The incidence rate collected in the Region of Murcia up to the last 7 days is 376 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants, and in the last 14, 673 cases, according to Jaime Pérez, technical spokesperson for the Committee in his appearance on Tuesday 3 of November. As for the positivity in the tests, it is at 17.6%, an indicator that should be below 15%. And the admissions to the ICU – with a hundred people in these units – “are also worrying.”

Pérez counted 120 ICU beds in the Region in a standard situation, but up to 350 are prepared to attend to new cases of coronavirus. The President of the Region, Fernando López Miras, announced last Friday, October 30, that there is a contingency plan prepared to expand it by 500 more beds, if necessary.

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