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Andalucía sets a new date to review the current coronavirus measures

Andalucía sets a new date to review the current coronavirus measures
/ SALVADOR SALAS
  • The committee of experts that advises the Andalusian government is to meet again on 4 January to make another assessment of the evolution of the virus

A new date for experts to discuss the effectiveness of measures in the fight against the coronavirus in Andalucía has been set for 4 January.

The current restrictions and limitations will be reviewed again in order to decide if they need to be extended or if they can be eased.

Members of the committee of experts that advises the Andalusian government on the management of the Covid-19 pandemic held a video conference on Monday and after listening to the group the regional government decided not to extend the current measures for the next few days.

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There was the possibility of tightening these measures for New Year's Eve, but the experts have not considered it necessary. Therefore, mobility between Andalusian provinces is allowed, and the hospitality industry may continue to operate from 8pm until 10.30pm. However, from 6 to 8pm, although bars and restaurants may serve the public, they are not allowed to serve alcohol.

Shops can remain open until 9pm and the curfew is still set between 11pm and 6am except for 31 December, New Year's Eve, when the curfew starts at 1.30am.

In homes up to ten people can get together on New Year's Eve - with the recommendation that “they do not mix more than two groups of coexistence” while the maximum number of diners per table in a restaurant continues to be six.

The Junta has reinforced its message of caution for New Year's Eve, "It’s our duty to rigorously comply with the established standards and without forgetting the hygienic-sanitary measures that are key to overcoming the pandemic."