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Covid-19: Municipal borders to close in Malaga city and eight major Costa del Sol towns

Covid-19: Municipal borders to close in Malaga city and eight major Costa del Sol towns
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  • The Junta's limit of 500 infections per hundred thousand inhabitants has been exceeded in the municipalities forcing the perimeter closures

Malaga city and seven other large towns in the province have, this Monday, exceeded the rate of 500 infections per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days, the limit set by the Junta de Andalucía forcing the closures of their perimeters and a ban on travel into and out of them.

It will only be possible to enter or leave the municipalities of Malaga city, Benalmádena, Rincón, Mijas, Fuengirola, Estepona, Cártama and Marbella for “justified reasons” which include caring for a dependant person, health appointments and professional, business or legal obligations.

The new ban will come into force as soon as the change is published in the BOJA, the regional government's official gazette.

The new, tigher mobility restrictions were announced on Friday by the Junta de Andalucía regional government to curb the "explosive" spread of the third wave of coronavirus and initially included 219 towns and villages across the region.

In Malaga province, the towns already affected by perimeter closures when the restrictions first came into place at 12.01am on Sunday 17 January were: Alameda, Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Algarrobo, Algatocín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almargen, Álora, Ardales, Arenas, Benamocarra, Benarrabá, Canillas de Albaida, Cartajima, Cañete la Real, Comares, Coín, El Borge, Faraján, Gaucín, Genalguacil, Igualeja, Manilva, Moclinejo, Mollina, Monda, Ronda, Salares, Sayalonga, Teba, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco and Vélez-Málaga.

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality (in Spanish).

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