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The Government will extend one more week the restrictions due to the increase in cases of coronavirus

The Government has extended the current restrictions for one more week currently against Covid-19. The measures were launched on January 7 and ended on Sunday 17.

He worsening data of the pandemic has made the Generalitat choose to extend them until Sunday, January 24. Thus, the municipal confinement every day of the week or on non-essential business closings weekend.

This was announced by the Minister of Health, Alba Vergés, at a press conference together with the Minister of the Interior, Miquel Sàmper, given the growth of the third wave of the pandemic, which has left in the last 24 hours 4,473 new infections and 122 deaths while hospital pressure continues to increase, with 497 in critical care units.

These measures, in force since January 7, seek “slow the upward curve“of contagions, whose transmission, Vergés said,” is not accelerating but neither is it slowing down “and still does not reflect the consequences of the Christmas holidays

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