This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 13 November 2020
Change to delivery times for food from bars and restaurants in Andalucía
The bars can now open until 11:30 p.m. for home delivery
10.30 pm is set as the "deadline to place orders"
The Junta de Andalucía has decided to introduce an exception to the time limitation that requires the closure of the hotel and restaurant establishments from 6:00 p.m. in effect since last Tuesday the 10th to allow them to continue with their activity until 11:30 p.m. "exclusively for the home delivery service ", setting 10:30 pm as the" deadline for placing orders ".
This is established by a "correction of errors" of the order of October 29 of the Ministry of Health and Families by which the levels of health alert are established and temporary and exceptional measures are adopted for reasons of public health in Andalusia for containment of the Covid-19 coronavirus published this Friday by the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA), just one day after the massive mobilizations led by the hotel and catering sector in the eight capitals of the community.
Said order, in force since last October 30, established "as the closing hours of the establishments the 10:30 p.m. maximum, except in the case of hospitality establishments with a special regime in accordance with the provisions of the Catalog of Public Shows, Recreational Activities and Public Establishments of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia ".
The "correction of errors" published this Friday in the BOJA first adapts the hospitality hours to the new restrictions in force since Tuesday, November 10, which requires the closure of all non-essential activities after 6:00 p.m. and sets the curfew between 22.00 and 07.00 hours, and establishes in general that "the closing time of the establishments to the public will be 30 minutes before the time set by decree of the President of the Junta de Andalucía by virtue of the limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night in the Autonomous Community ".
Orders until 10:30 p.m.
Along with this, the new provision introduces a caveat to allow hospitality establishments "to continue in any case with their activity until 11:30 p.m., exclusively for the home delivery service, establishing the deadline for placing orders at 10:30 p.m." .
It also establishes that "this time limitation will not apply to hospitality establishments without music that are under a special schedule in accordance with the provisions of article 27 of Decree 155/2018, of July 31, by the that the Catalog of Public Shows, Recreational Activities and Public Establishments of Andalusia is approved and its modalities, opening or installation regime and opening and closing hours are regulated ".
The "correction of errors" does not alter the current regulation on the general conditions for activity in hotel and catering establishments and maintains that "the maximum occupancy will be six people per table or group of tables", as well as that "in general Consumption outside or inside the premises will be done sitting at a table, or groupings of tables, ensuring the maintenance of the proper safety distance between tables or groups of tables so that, between customers of different groups, there are at least 1.5 meters or, where appropriate, between customers located at the bar, if consumption at the bar is permitted ".
Article from last night about recent outbreaks in the province
Almería adds 10 new coronavirus outbreaks with 70 cases in the last week
Another 16 from last week are still active in the province
In Almería, 10 new coronavirus outbreaks have been declared in the last week, with 70 cases in total, and in addition another 16 of the previous one remain active, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía, which collects 106 new outbreaks in the autonomous community.
The 10 outbreaks in Almería are distributed in the Levante-Alto Almanzora district (two outbreaks of 4 and 12 cases), Poniente (three outbreaks of 5, 4 and 11 cases) and the Almería Health District (five outbreaks of 3, 8, 8 , 10 and 5 cases).
Just as the largest number of new outbreaks is registered in the Almería district, yesterday's data also reflect that the main focus of infections is now in this area of the province, and especially in the capital, which has concentrated more than one third part of the infections of the day, with 114. But this data is not isolated or occasional, but it continues the trend marked in the last two weeks.
In these last 14 days, 1,008 infections have been diagnosed in the capital, also more than a third of the total in the province, which has been 2,961. And in the last seven days, the positives confirmed in the capital have risen to 516, compared to 1,502 for the entire province.
This rebound in Almería has brought the cases per 100,000 inhabitants up to 507.7 in 14 days, well above the provincial average, which is currently 413 cases per 100,000 people.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,912 cases of coronavirus have been detected in the capital, of the 14,645 in the province. Of those infected in Almería capital, 2,119 have been cured and 49 have died, which means that there are now 1,744 active cases in the city. In the whole province there are 5,001.
At first, the large outbreaks and sources of contagion in the province were located in the Poniente region, especially linked to agricultural operations and the presence of the immigrant population that works in them. Later, this same situation was experienced in the Níjar region and then in the rest of the Levante-Alto Almanzora district, which has also concentrated the highest incidence of the virus for a few weeks, and currently still has the largest number of municipalities with the higher rates, even above 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, although most of the cases are in small towns, where a small number of infections causes a sharp rise in this rate.
After these outbreaks related to the agricultural sector, in recent weeks the health authorities have linked most of the outbreaks to issues of population mobility, nightlife and family and social gatherings, and have reiterated the importance of personal responsibility and strict compliance with the measures and restrictions imposed in the fight to reduce the incidence of the coronavirus.
What happens in Andalucía after 23 November 2020?
Will the restrictions continue beyond November 23? Marín is clear
The vice president speaks of the panorama that arises "if the evolution is favorable"
The vice president of the Andalusian Government, Juan Marín, has warned this Thursday that "as a lesser evil" the anticovid measures and restrictions in force in Andalusia will have to be "maintained" at least one week, ten or 15 days "beyond the November 23.
"If the data evolve favorably, this situation could be maintained for a week, or 10 or 15 days more, whatever the experts say, but if the health data does not accompany it, other decisions will have to be made," he said.
In an interview in Onda Cero in Almería, collected by Europa Press, he has summoned to await the impact of the measures and restrictions in place, although he has remarked that the "objective has to be to open a little for the Christmas campaign ".
"We do not know how long the measures will have to be prolonged, that is the reality, but we do hope that, maybe, if everything goes well, in the Christmas campaign, where we not only go to see relatives or make gifts, but where the economy also moves a lot, it could open up a bit, "he explained.
Marín has conditioned this objective "to absolute priority", which happens, as he stressed, "because the health data accompany us" and has insisted that the Andalusian Government "has given clear signs that when hard decisions have to be made, he does, always trying to make the health-economy binomial as compatible as possible ".
He emphasized the uncertain evolution of the pandemic and the virus, and recalled how "just 20 days ago, the curve was on the decline and overnight, it skyrocketed."
"We must continue to assess the indicators on a weekly basis and see how we can carry out the work in the most efficient way possible, but there will continue to be deaths from covid-19 unfortunately for a long time and we have to contain that dam that can save us many lives and what is health ", he concluded.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 276 more cases and 2 cases
The coronavirus advances and the concern increases: 276 cases and two deaths
In recent days, 12 staff members (corrected Google translation as it said toilets) have been infected in Torrecárdenas
If this Thursday Almería exceeded the provincial record in this pandemic, this day brings with it a slight decrease in the number of infections. The coronavirus advances in Almeria territory and the concern among health workers and political leaders is increasing. Today, again, we must mourn two new deaths in the province.
And it is that Almería has reached 276 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests this Friday, 24 hours after the 303 cases were reached, which became the provincial record. The province is still today the Andalusian territory with the fewest cases.
Andalusia has registered a total of 4,483 positives, 254 less than those recorded the day before. Seville repeats for the second consecutive day as the province with the most daily cases with 1,047, followed by Granada with 951, Cádiz with 575, Malaga with 541, Jaén with 482, Córdoba with 326, Huelva with 285 and Almería with 276.
At present, 130 people are hospitalized in the province, of which 32 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Only at the Torrecárdenas University Hospital are more than half of the coronavirus patients admitted.
As LA VOZ has learned from unofficial sources, in recent days 12 health professionals from Torrecárdenas have been infected.
One more day we must regret deaths in the province: two in the last 24 hours. A total of 173 people with Covid-19 have lost their lives since the start of the pandemic.
The 46 deaths of this day registered throughout Andalusia are the lowest figure since last Monday after registering 95 deaths last Tuesday, the highest daily data of the entire pandemic.
The province of Granada repeats as the one with the highest number of deaths, with 13, followed by Seville with nine and Malaga with eight. Behind are Cádiz and Jaén with six and Almería with two, while Huelva does not count deaths on this day.
Cumulative stats based on data from Almería 360