Asturias asks the Government for a 15-day home confinement

CREDIT: Adrián Barbón Twitter

Asturias has announced the closure of much of the economic activity, non-essential businesses, and has asked the government for a 15-day home confinement to slow the pace of coronavirus infections.

PRESIDENT of the Principality of Asturias, Adrián Barbón, said this is a “critical moment” and that the second wave has resulted in a growth in hospitalisations and UCI admissions, with 10-12 new patients daily.

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He warned if the trend continues hospitals will soon reach their limits.

The move was decided a Covid-19 monitoring committee meeting this morning, Monday, November 2.

The resolution will be published tomorrow and will come into force on Wednesday, November 4 at midnight.

Barbón added that the request to the Ministry of Health for a home confinement for 15 days “would be similar to the ‘phase 1 de-escalation’ that allows certain times of mobility per day”.

The autonomous community moved to level four alert (extreme risk) yesterday, Sunday, November 1, as new cases exceeded 3,000 in the last eight days of October.

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