Five municipalities in Malaga province will face a perimeter closure from Friday, 9 April, for exceeding a cumulative incidence rate of 500 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, the limit set by the Junta de Andalucía to order the border lockdown.
They are are Almargen, Arenas, Casabermeja, Pujerra and Sierra de Yeguas.
Casabermeja, with an incidence rate of 661.3, and Pujerra (649.4) currently have a perimeter closure and they will continue like this for at least another week from Friday but they will be joined by Almargen (873.1), Sierra de Yeguas (843.9) and Arenas (509.8).
Of the municipalities that had restrictions last week such as Colmenar, Montecorto, Pujerra and Casabermeja, only two - Colmenar (58.7) and Montecorto (170.6) - managed to lower their rate below 500 cases and will, therefore, be able to open up mobility.
A virtual meeting of the Territorial Committee of High Impact Public Health Alerts of Malaga analysed the data and ordered the measures that will come into effect from Friday, 9 April, for seven days, after their publication in the Junta de Andalucía's BOJA Official Gazette.
In parallel, it has also been confirmed that the health districts of Málaga, Valle del Guadalhorce, Serranía, Costa del Sol, La Vega, and Axarquía will remain at health alert level 2.