Coronavirus fatalities in Spain fall to the lowest figure seen since March 18
163 Covid-19 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data, there were 838 new infections in the last day
The clear downward trend in the epidemic, with 276 deaths were reported on Saturday, there were also nine regions registering no new admissions of coronavirus patients to their ICUs.
New hospitalizations, probably the most solid data point to measure the advance of the Covid-19 disease, came in at 547 on Sunday, the lowest figure seen since the state of alarm was implemented. This positive news came at the same time as the first weekend of exercise after 48 days of confinement. On Saturday residents of Spain were for the first time allowed out to walk within one kilometre of their home address or indulge in sport on their own such as running or cycling with the same municipality, the relaxation of the rules were set with strict time table into groups of Adults from 6am until 10am, over 70’s until midday and children from 12 noon until 7pm.
Other activity as the weekend was from the Spanish Health Ministry wgo provided more details about the de-escalation of coronavirus confinement measures, explaining that during Phase 1, which will begin on May 11 in provinces that meet the set requirements, up to 10 people will be able to meet either in the open air or in their homes, provided that they maintain an interpersonal distance of two meters. They will also be required to respect hygiene measures such as handwashing.
The use of cars during Phase 1 will also be subject to regulations. Vehicles will be permitted to be occupied by up to nine people, provided that they all live in the same home. If the occupants of a vehicle do not live together, a limit of one person in each row of seats will apply, and they will have to wear masks.
On public transport, passengers will have to try to observe the maximum interpersonal distance possible, and leave the row of seats behind the driver empty on buses.
During Phase 0 of the de-escalation, which will begin on Monday, minor construction projects will be permitted, including the refurbishment of housing and commercial premises. Such work will have to be carried out in conditions that guarantee the safety of workers and residents, and they will not be permitted if there are people living in the said properties. Construction and labour workers will not be permitted to use the common areas of the building where the work is taking place.
Retail outlets of up to 400 square meters in size will have to offer timetables for the over-65s. These will coincide with the set time for walks for seniors, which from today run from 10am to 12pm, and 7pm to 8pm.
Purchases (not including food and other essential items) will have to be made within each person’s municipality, although in smaller areas where a certain item is not available, trips to nearby areas will be permitted.
Establishments will also have to be cleaned twice a day, all uniforms will have to be washed after their use, bathrooms cannot be used unless it is essential, and fitting rooms will have to be cleaned after each use.
Employees will not be able to work if they have coronavirus symptoms nor if they are in quarantine after having been in contact with someone who has Covid-19.