The Government will request extend the curfew in Catalonia for one more week and this Wednesday he will request it from the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC). Specifically, it will be asked to postpone seven more days night-time closure -from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.- in municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants with an incidence of 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
As explained at a press conference by the Government spokesperson, Patricia Plaja, the measure will affect 165 municipalities (this week there are 161) and they are added to the list Lleida, Rosas and Salt. Among the localities that leave the high incidence list Deltebre, Esparraguera, Sant Celoni, Solsona and Sant Sadurní d’Anoia stand out.
Plaja has affirmed that the extension of measures and the request for a curfew it is agreed to “avoid hospital collapse” and given the worrying situation of the pandemic, and has stressed that it is a situation that the Government does not want to normalize.
During the meeting of the Consell Exectiu, the Minister of Health, Josep Maria Argimon, has communicated to the rest of the members of the Government that the Covid data reveals that it is taking place “a slight decrease in infections among the younger population“but instead,”infections increase among the older population“A trend that the Government spokesperson has revealed and that, according to what she has assured,” is of great concern to health workers.
The measures seek to “avoid the collapse” of the health system, “stop contagion” and promote the economic recovery of Catalonia
The Government will also urge the TSJC to endorse overnight confinement for the Barcelona municipalities of Vilassar de Dalt and Olesa de Montserrat, which already had it because they were surrounded by localities with a high incidence but that already exceed 400 positives of covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Instead, will no longer be subject to this restriction Abrera, Cabrils -due to the epidemiological situation of the neighboring towns-, Centelles, Esparraguera, La Garriga, L’Ametlla del Vallès, Sant Celoni, Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana, Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Santa Margarida i els Monjos and Vilanova del Camí (Barcelona), in addition to Altafulla and Deltebre, in Tarragona, Alpicat and Solsona, in Lleida, and Anglès and Sant Hilari de Sacalm, in Girona.
In addition to the curfew, the Catalan executive will ask the TSJC to endorse extending the meeting limitation to ten people, both in the public sphere and in the private sphere, and has agreed to extend the closure of all activities to 00:30.
“The situation continues to be worrying,” Plaja highlighted after emphasize that the data are “bad” even though they “point to stabilization”, with 140 new admitted to hospitals, up to a total of 1,823 patients, and a virus spread speed (Rt) that is close to 1.
The spokeswoman has pointed out that the extension of the measures seeks to “avoid the collapse” of the health system, “stop contagion” and promote the economic recovery of Catalonia, although he has assured that they do not intend to “normalize” these restrictions since – he stressed – they restrict fundamental rights and “condition the daily life of millions of people.”
Likewise, he has warned that infections “are moving to higher ages” and has insisted on the importance of wearing a mask even outdoors as long as you cannot maintain a safe distance and you are with people outside the bubble of coexistence.
140 more admitted
In the last 24 hours, the infected continue to increase and Catalonia has added another 140 admitted by Covid in hospitals, reaching 1,823 patients in total, and 7,900 new diagnosed, in addition to 40 deaths in the last week, although the speed of spread of the virus (Rt) continues to slow down and is close to 1.
The Health Department has updated the hospitalization data for this Tuesday, but for now only those that are in the plant, so that, waiting for the ICU dataCurrently there are 1,823 admitted to Catalan centers, 140 more than the day before.
Since the beginning of the pandemic a total of 843,276 positives have been diagnosed in Catalonia, 7,915 in the last 24 hours, a figure still very high although somewhat better than last week, when 8,000 new daily cases were exceeded.