Malaga city, the Guadalhorce valley and the Costa del Sol have been declared special containment areas as they account for almost 70 per cent of the cases of coronavirus confirmed in Andalucía.
According to the latest update offered by the regional Ministry of Health and Families, in the province of Malaga there are 77 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (102 across the region). This figure means that during Wednesday evening there were 10 more positive diagnoses in Malaga province, compared to 67 in the morning.
For the protection of the elderly population, specific and preventive measures have been decreed for the area, including the suspension of activities in day stay units and in day centres. Across the whole of Andalucía, the 168 Junta-run 'active participation centres' have been closed and it has also been recommended to close the 485 owned by councils and the 90 private centres as preventive measures for the population at greatest risk.
In addition to these measures, the regional Ministry of Health has brought in reinforcements at the Costa del Sol, Regional and Clínico hospitals with more than 176 workers coming in. The ministry has also assured that this number could be increased according to need.