AFP reports that five other Spanish territories, including Madrid, said on Wednesday that they would close their borders before the long week of All Saints’ Day to stop the spread of coronavirus infection.
Spanish families traditionally go to the graves of loved ones to leave their flowers on the November 1 holiday. As this year’s holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday has been declared a three-day weekend holiday.
The head of the region’s government, Isabel Diaz, said about 6 million people traditionally travel to other parts of Spain during the All Saints’ Day holiday weekend, and as a result, Madrid’s regional government will visit the region’s borders from Friday to November 2. The head of the region’s government, Isabel Diaz, said Ayuso.
“We know we must continue to reduce social contact,” he told a joint news conference with the heads of the regions of Castilla and Lyon and the neighboring regions of Castilla-La Mancha, who said they would close their borders by Monday, November 9. Will give Vacation in Madrid.
In addition, the coastal areas of Murcia in the southeast and Andalusia in the southwest, popular destinations for residents of underground cities such as Madrid during the long week, said they would also close their borders from Friday to November 9.
This step means that no one will be able to enter or leave the area during this time except for the necessary reasons such as medical care or going to work.
Three of Spain’s 17 territories – Navarre, La Rioja and the Basque Country – closed their borders earlier this month.
Since the release of the strict national lockout in June, there has been an increase in cases of coronavirus in Spain, with thousands of infections being tested every day. Hospital admissions, although below their March-April peaks, are also on the rise.
Last week, Spain became the first country in the European Union to beat a million confirmed Covid-19 infections, with the virus claiming to have killed more than 35,000 people.