Controlled departures and very little social life: what is it like to live in Madrid, overwhelmed by the coronavirus

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Madrid is overflowing. It is what Madrid residents breathe in the face of the increase in coronavirus infections that make the capital the star of this new chapter of the covid nightmare: of the ten cities with the most infected in Spain, nine belong to the Community of Madrid.

That is why the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, announced this Friday mobility limitations in the most affected areas and established the reduction of social life for some 856,000 people from Madrid, that is, 13 percent of the population of the Community.

“The entrances and exits of these areas are restricted,” said Díaz Ayuso regarding the 37 areas where one out of every four infections that Madrid registers occurs.

Starting Monday and for two weeks, the measures will affect some areas of the municipalities of Madrid, Fuenlabrada, Humanes, Getafe, Moraleja de Enmedio, Parla, San Sebastián de los Reyes and Alcobendas.

In the city of Madrid, the restrictions will apply in Carabanchel, in Usera, in Villaverde, in Villa de Vallecas, in Puente de Vallecas and in Ciudad Lineal.

The neighbors of these areas They will only be able to leave their homes for health reasons, for work, to go to school and to assist or care for the elderly or children.

Meetings with family or friends will be limited to a maximum of 6 people (until now they were up to 10).

Businesses, bars and restaurants may not occupy more than 50 percent of their capacity and must lower the blind at ten at night.

The parks and gardens will remain closed and the religious services will be able to count on only a third of their devotees.

Those 37 basic health zones represent 25 percent of Madrid’s covid cases.

They are regions that “have more than 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants,” said the Madrid president.

In the last 24 hours, the Community registered 1,300 new positives diagnosed through a swab and more than 40 percent of intensive care beds in Madrid are occupied by patients infected with covid.

The dreaded community transmission that six months ago confined the whole of Spain seems to have awakened a voracious appetite here and the ghost of a new state of alarm, this time circumscribed to Madrid, it is becoming increasingly palpable.

Díaz Ayuso insisted, however, that he intends to “avoid the state of alarm at all costs.

“We consider that the state of alarm is a situation that we have already experienced. We do not believe that this is the time to restrict the freedoms of all citizens, “he added.

Since Spain declared a health emergency due to the pandemic, 190,000 people living in Madrid have been infected with coronavirus.

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