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The whole of Andalucía moves to 'low-risk' health alert Level 0 for Covid-19

The only province that remained at level 1 was Almeria and it will now see capacity and opening hour restrictions for hospitality and commerce lifted from Thursday, 21 October


All of Andalucía will be at the ‘low-risk’ Level 0 of the health alert for coronavirus from Thursday, October 21, after the Covid-19 situation improved in the two health districts in Almeria province that had remained at Level 1 last week.

This has been agreed by the Junta de Andalucía’s territorial committees of High Impact Public Health Alert in the weekly video conferences held this Wednesday, which established the measures in force for the next seven days.

In Almeria province the northern and the capital's health districts moved to level zero this week and, as a result, capacity and opening hours restrictions in commerce and hospitality will lifted from Thursday, 21 October. The western health district remained al Level 0 for the second week.

In Cadiz, all the health districts - Bahía de Cádiz-La Janda, Campo de Gibraltar Oeste, Jerez Costa Noroeste, Sierra de Cádiz and Campo de Gibraltar Este - are at Level 0 for the fourth time, and the same is the case in in the four health districts of Jaén.

In the province of Cordoba, the health districts of Guadalquivir, the northern area and that of the capital remain at level zero for the fourth week, while the southern health district does so for the third week.

In Granada province, the southern health area remains at zero for the third time, while the rest of the districts - city, metropolitan and northeast - continue at Level 0 for the fourth time.

In Malaga, all health districts remain at level zero for the third time this week, except that of Costa del Sol, which does so for the second.

In Seville the health districts of Aljarafe, south, east and Seville North remain at Level 0 for the third week and that of the provincial capital for the second.

In Huelva the northern health area remains at zero for the fourth week, while the health districts of the city and Condado Campiña continue for the second week.

Face masks and social distancing

Despite the further easing of coronavirus restrictions in municipalities that move to Level 0, the Junta de Andalucía has reminded that the use of face masks indoors and in crowds will continue to be mandatory and that the basic pandemic sanitary measures will have to be respected, such as hand washing and maintaining social distancing between people.