The President of the Principality, Adrián Barbón, had warned this Monday that there would be new perimeter closures and so it will be. Langreo, Laviana and San Martín del Rey Aurelio They will join Gijón, Oviedo and Avilés and their neighbors will only be able to enter and leave the council in very specific situations such as those related to work or studies. Between the three councils that make up the Nalón valley add up almost 70,000 inhabitants.
What has led the health authorities to this decision? Mainly, they explain, “the increase in the incidence of coronavirus, especially in people over 65 years of age “. The mayors already know the decision that will be carried out in the next few days and that the Government plans to explain this Wednesday.
According to the latest data made public by the Health Observatory and dated last November 8, Laviana has the worst numbers with 1,957 cases per 105,000 inhabitants. In the case of San Martin, the figure is lowered to 1.630 and Langreo with 1.484. All three are above the Asturian average, which stands at 1,208.
The three councils were late last summer on ‘orange alert’, a measure by the Asturian Government that, in essence, did not include new restrictions but did recommend greater control. With the entrance of the Nalón valley in perimeter closure there will be six councils, although there are more candidates to the list as You see which adds up to a rate of 1,283 cases per 105,000 inhabitants.
The measure will last for a period of 15 days while in the case of Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés This Wednesday the new extension will be known since the closure ends at midnight although it will foreseeably be extended until next December 2nd.