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These are the Malaga towns that could reopen bars and businesses from Saturday

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  • Up to 17 towns in the province could see some of their coronavirus containment measures lifted with an announcement this Thursday

If the Covid incidence rate data is as expected this Thursday (11 February) up to 17 towns in Malaga province could be allowed to open their bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses from Saturday.

The Junta de Andalucía will now review the data just once a week - on Thursdays - to decide whether localities may see an easing, tightening or no change in their mobility and trading restrictions - with them coming into effect the following Saturday.

And the restrictions imposed based on the infection rates can now be lifted after seven days if the rates fall below the threshold that decides the measures to be taken.

In Malaga province at least 17 municipalities have been affected by the closure of non-essential activities for at least seven days but have a coronavirus incidence rate below 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants as of Wednesday and could, therefore, see trading restrictions eased for the weekend.

These are the municipalities that could re-open their non-essential activities

Malaga city

Marbella

Vélez-Málaga

Estepona

Coín

Genalguacil

Pizarra

Alameda

Benamocarra

Alfarnate

Cartajima

Casares

El Borge

Faraján

Ojen

Teba

Villanueva de Tapia

The measures for all municipalities that exceed rates 500 or 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days remain unchanged. In the localities with an incidence greater than 500, they must close the municipal borders and if they are above they must close all essential non-essential activity - including the hospitality trade.