This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 8 January 2021
Cumulative stats from the Almería 360 site
Stats for the last 24 hours - 230 more cases and 7 more deaths
Almería: seven more deaths and 230 positives before the new restrictions
The day adds 14 hospitalized compared to 24 people who have overcome the disease
The province of Almería exceeds the number of 300 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic after the seven deaths that the Covid Portal of the Junta de Andalucía has registered this Friday.
On this day, when the new restrictions that the Government of Juanma Moreno will implement in the next few hours are announced to try to stop the arrival of the third wave - "which is already beginning to be noticed," the Andalusian president has said. Furthermore, 230 more positives were detected through PDIA (antigen test and PCR). A figure lower than that of Thursday (306) and Wednesday (276) but again high, since in the entire month of December the 200 daily cases were never exceeded.
As for those hospitalized, 14 more people have been admitted to centers in the province, although none in the Intensive Care Unit. On the other hand, 24 people have received the epidemiological discharge.
Thus, as of Friday, January 8, the coronavirus cases that are still active in the Almeria geography are 3,809: the difference between the 23,049 confirmed cases and the sum of deaths (305 to date) and recovered (18,935). For example, on December 30, active cases were 2,691, improving on the figure of December 23, when they were 3,233.
What happens in Andalucía after midnight on Sunday night (Monday morning)
New measures Andalusia: advance the curfew and the shops, until 8
Juanma Moreno announces a slight tightening of restrictions after the rebound in cases
The worst forecasts have not been confirmed today in Andalusia, where the president of the Andalusian Government, Juanma Moreno, has announced live that the restrictions are tightened but it is done in a moderate way throughout the autonomous community once the Christmas holidays have passed and despite the fact that there has been a rebound in positives in all the Andalusian provinces, which today has left more than 200 cases in Almería, and in the rest of the country, where there have been more than two million infected.
In this way, Juanma Moreno, who began by remembering the thousands of victims of the covid in Andalusia, wanted to announce that, according to the criteria of the specialists, no provinces or municipalities in the autonomous community will be closed, "for the moment", and, on the other hand, the curfew will be brought forward and the hours of shops and cafeterias are relaxed at least until next Sunday, January 24, when the new measures announced by the Andalusian president that have been in force for all christmas.
Since Andalusia entered on December 18 in phase 2 of the 'de-escalation' for Christmas, which ends this Sunday, January 10, and after the relaxation of the measures has brought with it an increase in the incidence The announced tightening of the restrictions has arrived, although lighter in Andalusia than other communities such as Madrid, Barcelona or Castilla y León have done, which has even asked the central government for power to decree a total confinement like that of March.
All these measures, which have already been criticized by the opposition, will be in force, unless the Board modifies them due to the development of the pandemic, until January 25, when the Board has not yet decided what it will do, then, as As the Andalusian president has pointed out, it will be the future of the pandemic that will continue to mark the next decisions.
Are provinces or municipalities closed?
No, "for the moment", said Juanma Moreno, the Junta de Andalucía keeps mobility open between all the provinces except in the 10 Andalusian municipalities that are confined to Campo de Gibraltar and Córdoba. On the other hand, if the autonomous community is closed perimeter.
What is the curfew now?
From next January 11 until the 24th the curfew is maintained from 10:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m.
What hours do bars and restaurants now have
The opening hours of bars and restaurants in Andalusia are shortened, which may only open until 6:00 p.m. from next Monday, except for coffee shops, which will be open until 8:00 p.m. without serving alcohol.
What time does the store close?
Likewise, Andalusian shops may open until 8:00 p.m. for the next two weeks.
How many people can I meet?
The Junta de Andalucía has reduced to 6 the number of people who can meet from next Monday, January 11, in the eight provinces of Andalusia.
What about colleges and university?
Juanma Moreno has decided that the Andalusian Government maintains the restart of the school year as it is taking place. On the other hand, it does make online classes compulsory at the universities of Almería, Granada, Jaén and Jerez.