This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 16 January 2021
The 18 municipalities in the province with the tightest restrictions
Almería is the province with the most municipalities pending to be confined
There are 18 municipalities in Almería that can be confined if the Government allows it
Juanma Moreno made it clear this Friday that Andalusia is going through its worst moments of the pandemic and decided, together with the Andalusian committee of experts, to take more restrictive measures throughout the autonomous community to contain the advance of a virus whose contagious capacity has multiplied since that the British strain was detected in Andalusia.
The announcement of the Andalusian president arrived loaded with restrictions to all the provinces, since they are closed on the perimeter from this very night and it is only possible to enter or leave them with just cause, but in up to 91 Andalusian municipalities the measures become even tougher and arrive accompanied by a word that reminds us of the months of March and April: confinement.
And it is that, as Moreno assured, he will ask the Government of Spain, led by Pedro Sánchez, to allow decreeing home confinement in the 91 Andalusian municipalities that currently have a contagion rate higher than 1,000 positives per 100,000 inhabitants and in which not only the perimeter closure has been decreed, as is the case in those that exceed the incidence rate of 500, but also the closure of all non-essential businesses and hotels has been established.
Here, Almería is the one with the worst stop in all of Andalusia as it has a total of 18 municipalities that are currently pending whether the Government of Spain allows their home confinement. For their part, there are five in Cádiz; 12 in Córdoba; 16 in Granada; there are five in Huelva; 14 in the province of Jaén; 14 in Malaga and 7 in Seville.
Albox, Alhama de A., Antas, Arboleas, Carboneras, Cóbdar, Chirivel, Fiñana, Gádor, Los Gallardos, María, Mojácar, Oria, Partaloa, Sorbas, Taberno, Vélez-Blanco and Vélez-Rubio.
Castellar de la Frontera, La Línea de la Concepción, San José del V., San Roque and Trebujena.
Añora, Belalcázar, Benamejí, Dos Torres, El Carpio, El Guijo, Fuente La Lancha, La Granjuela, Peñarroya-Puebl., Pozoblanco, Rute and Valsequillo.
Alamedilla, Algarinejo, Beas de Granada, Benalúa de las V., Calicasas, Capileira, Cogollos de la V., Fornes, Huélago, Moclín, Montillana, Padul, Pórtugos, Sorvilán, Torre-Cardela and Ventas de Huelma.
Castaño del R., Enfinasola, Isla Cristina, Villalba del Alcor and Villanueva de las C.
Arroyo del O., Baeza, Baños de la E., Campillo del A., Castellar, Cazalilla, Guarromán, Hornos, Jódar, Los Villares, Navas de San Juan, Orcera, Torredelcampo and Villatorres.
Alameda, Alfarnatejo, Algatocín, Alahurín El Grande, Almargen, Ardales, Benamocarra, Carajima, Coín, El Borge, Igualeja, Monda, Salares and Teba.
Algámitas, El Garrobo, El Palmar de Troya, Gilena, Las Cabezas de S.J., La Puebla de C. and Pruna.
Municipalities in the province that will have to close their boundaries tonight (35 in total)
The Board closes 35 municipalities in Almería that exceed the rate of 500 cases
Juanma Moreno has announced the perimeter closure of the towns on red alert
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced today that tougher measures are coming to all the Andalusian provinces and even more restrictive to those municipalities that exceed the rate of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which will be closed perimeter during the next 15 days, from next Sunday, January 17.
After this announcement, as collected by the covid portal of the Junta de Andalucía in its last update this morning, there are a total of 35, 18 that are over 1,000 and 17 over 500, the municipalities in Almería those that exceed the rate of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and where in addition to closing all hospitality establishments and shops at 6:00 p.m., as will happen throughout Andalusia during the next two weeks, its 'borders' will also be closed, since You can only enter or leave them with a cause included in the decree of the state of alarm as justified.
Adra, with 715.8
Laujar de Andarax, 846.4
Almeria capital, 574.2
Huércal de Almería, 526.9
Olula del Rio, 547.5
Armuña del Almanzora, 662.3
Caves of Almanzora, 980
Gádor, with 2,390.4
Vélez Rubio, with 2,242, 6.
Alhama de Almería, 1,373.2
Los Gallardos, 1,324.3
More measures in Andalusia
And it is that today, the Andalusian Government has decided to close the perimeter of each of the eight provinces, so that there will be no mobility between them except for justifiable reasons, while it has also decided to reduce the number of people who will be able to meet, while all hospitality establishments and commercial businesses will have to close at 18.00.
This was announced by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, in a public appearance, at 8:30 p.m., after the meeting of the committee of experts that advises his Government on the coronavirus pandemic. These new measures will be published tomorrow Saturday in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) and will come into force at midnight from Saturday to Sunday.