Speaking at the opening of a health centre in Almeria, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced that the region could make a decision to open mobility between provinces next week.
The head of the regional government said that, as usual, the final decision would be made by the committee of experts that advises the Junta on making decisions about the pandemic and that it will meet next Tuesday, 27 April.
The data is looking favourable and this Friday, 23 April, Andalucía has left the ‘extreme risk’ threshold of 250 by lowering its cumulative incidence rate for Covid-19 to 249.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.
“This wave is being less virulent and if it is confirmed that the numbers of new infections and patients in hospital are slowing down, we would have the possibility next week, provided that trend continues, to propose some measures that would allow some opening of mobility and gaining more space for all of us. As a society we need that oxygen. We have to be sensible but also flexible and adapt to this new opportunity that the vaccine opens for us,” he added.
“Anyway, even if it isn’t next week we are getting closer and closer,” Moreno said.
Meanwhile, until the decision is made, the Junta has agreed to extend perimeter closure of the region and the borders of each of its eight provinces as well as the hours of the so-called 'night curfew' between 11pm and 6am until 29 April.