Spike in Corona Cases, Spain Plans to Lockdown the City of Madrid

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

Madrid city government, Spanish is considering plans to impose a lockdown (lockdown) in an environment that recorded a spike in infection cases corona virus. Compared to other regions, Madrid is the hardest hit region in Spain.

Madrid Deputy Head of Health, Antonio Zapatero, said lockdown the plan will include restrictions on the number of gatherings and movement of citizens.

The plan is that the city government of Madrid will deliver a decision to impose restrictions at the weekend.


“At the moment the highest infection rate is still in the south of Madrid,” he said, without specifying which neighborhoods might be worst affected.

The high increase in cases has even made 21 percent of hospital beds in Brazil filled with Covid-19 patients.

Several working classes in southern Madrid and other suburbs have reported 700 cases of Covid-19 in the past two weeks.

Meanwhile, the Puente de Vallecas district in the south of Madrid has recorded 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Quoting AFP, in comparison as a whole Spain now has about 280 cases per 100,000 people. This number tends to be higher than that of neighboring France, which has 160 cases per 100,000 citizens.

The addition of Covid-19 cases had prompted the Madrid government to advise residents in areas with high infection rates to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel or meetings last April.

However, the appeal still did not stop the rate of increasing corona virus infections.

As of Tuesday (15/9) there were 603,167 cases of Covid-19 in Spain with 30,004 deaths. This number makes Spain one of the countries with the highest casualties due to Covid-19 in the world.

The Spanish government previously imposed a national lockdown in mid-March and completely lifted the rule by the end of June.

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