Andalucía doesn't rule out new restrictions in the next few days given the spread of the virus

Police controls in Malaga. File photograph.
Police controls in Malaga. File photograph. / PEDRO J. QUERO
  • The Junta's vice-president has said that assessments about the evolution of the coronavirus are made daily and there are "many factors" that are taken into account when making decisions

The vice-president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Marín, has refused to rule out new restrictive coronavirus measures for the week ahead based on the evolution of the virus in the region.

Answering questions from journalists, Marín emphasised that reports about the situation of the coronavirus in Andalucía are received daily and there are "many factors" that are taken into account when making decisions about restrictive measures.

"We cannot rule out actions for the next few days," he said, although he pointed out that “if everything works as expected” the measures introduced this Monday would last until 24 January.

The measures include the closure of shops and businesses at 8pm.

Bars and restaurants must close at 6pm.

Cafeterias can stay open until 8pm as long as they don't serve alcohol after 6pm.

Establishments will be able to stay open for the collection of takeaways until 9.30pm and food can be delivered to homes until 11.30pm.

The night curfew has been brought forward to 10pm until 6am across the region.

Travel from province to province within Andalucía is still permitted.

The regional border separating Andalucía from the rest of Spain remains closed for non-essential travel, after the measure was partially lifted only for the holiday period.

The previous ban on movement between eight towns in the Campo de Gibraltar area (La Línea de la Concepción, Algeciras, Los Barrios, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, San Martín del Tesorillo, San Roque and Tarifa) remains in place.

Stricter measures have also being brought in in La Línea de la Concepción (Cadiz) and Añora (Cordoba), given that these two towns are in risk Level 4 (II). There, all non-essential business activity must close.