Malaga city, Casares, Ojén, Benaoján, Cortes de la Frontera, Genalguacil and Jubrique have this Monday (1 February) exceeded a 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate of a thousand cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants and will have to close all non-essential activity from the early hours of Wednesday morning.
This measure will last for at least two weeks, until 17 February.
These towns are added to the existing list of towns exceeding the 1,000 rate in Malaga province that includes Marbella, Estepona, Alhaurín de la Torre, Manilva, Villanueva del Rosario, Benarrabá, Tolox, Casabermeja, Mollina, Villanueva del Trabuco, Pizarra, Cútar, Arriate, Ronda, Alameda, Almargen, Teba, Cañete la Real, Benamocarra, El Borge, Salares, Alfarnate, Vélez-Málaga, Alcaucín, Moclinejo, Alhaurín el Grande, Ardales, Coín, Alfarnatejo, Monda, Álora, Algatocín, Cartajima, Igualeja and Faraján.
The Junta de Andalucía analyses the accumulated incidence rate every Monday and every Thursday. Municipalities whose contagion rate exceeds 500 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants must close on the perimeter. When the incidence reaches 1,000 positives, the closure of all non-essential activities is also ordered. The measures have a minimum duration of two weeks and are extended if the rate continues to exceed a thousand cases in the following data reviews.