Marbella and seven other municipalities in Malaga will close all non-essential activity due to the increase in infections.
The data has been updated this morning by the Institute of Statistics on 25th of January 2021.
Full closure: Closing of restaurants-bars and all non-essential businesses throughout the day and prohibition of leaving or entering the municipality.
Marbella, Estepona, Alhaurín de la Torre, Manilva, Villanueva del Rosario, Benarrabá, Tolox and Casabermeja will have to close all non-essential activity
from midnight Tuesday 26TH of January to Wednesday 27th of January.
These five municipalities exceed the rate of one thousand infections per one hundred thousand inhabitants, the limit set by the Junta de Andalucía
to take this measure, which will last for at least two weeks regardless of whether the incidence rises or falls. The data has been updated this morning
by the Institute of Statistics and Cartography. Marbella presents a rate of 1,148 cases; Estepona, 1,004; Alhaurín de la Torre, 1,093; Manilva,
1,306; Casabermeja, 1,107; Villanueva del Rosario, 1,221; Benarrabá, 1,758, and Tolox, 1,139.
These municipalities are added to those that already exceeded this limit and where, therefore, all non-essential activity remains closed:
Mollina, Villanueva del Trabuco, Cútar, Arriate, Ronda, Alameda, Almargen, Teba, Cañete la Real, Benamocarra, El Borge , Salares, Alfarnate,
Vélez-Málaga, Alcaucín, Moclinejo, Alhaurín el Grande, Ardales, Coín, Monda, Álora, Algatocín, Cartajima, Igualeja and Faraján.
There are already 34 towns in the province that have reached the maximum rate contemplated by the Board to decree the toughest
restrictions on the marking of their powers.
The president of the Board, Juanma Moreno, has requested authorization to order home lockdown in municipalities that register
more than a thousand cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last two weeks, one of the main indicators to measure the
progress of the pandemic.
The Government of Pedro Sánchez has ignored this request. The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, calls for patience 'because the measures taken today are
not noticeable tomorrow, but within two weeks.' Moreno considers 'an error' that the central Executive delegates the management of the pandemic
in the autonomous communities without granting tools to make decisions of greater significance such as confinement at home in those areas where
experts recommend it due to the vertiginous escalation of this third wave.