Children Under 14 Allowed Outside

Children Under 14 Allowed Outside.  Minister confirms that lockdown restrictions for under 14s will be relaxed from Monday the 27th April in Spain.

Children Under 14 Allowed Outside

Children Under 14 Allowed Outside

The Spanish Finance Minister has confirmed today that children under 14 will be permitted to go outside from Monday the 27th April, if the motion is approved by Parliament tomorrow.  María Jesús Montero (Minister Of Finance) has announced that children under 14 may accompany a solo adult on currently permitted journeys.  These include supermarket visits, trips to a pharmacy, and to financial institutions. Parks and beaches are not being reopened for children.

Children are less likely to be carrying COVID-19 than adults due to the stricter confinement rules applied to them.  María Jesús Montero says “We know it is a partial relief. Most of the children have remained at home, the probability that they are infected is really low. We appeal to the responsibility of parents”.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez recently announced that he is seeking an extension to the current lockdown.  Tomorrow he will be asking parliament to extend the lockdown until the 9th May.

Coronavirus Blood

COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 people in Spain.

More than 204,000 Coronavirus Cases In Spain

Spain has registered 204,178 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 21,282 people have died from the virus in Spain, whilst 82,514 have recovered.

The number of new coronavirus infections in Spain has fallen dramatically from 4258 on Sunday to 1536 on Monday.  Spain registered 399 new deaths yesterday, a considerable decrease from the peak of 961 on the 3rd April.

In Andalucia there are 11,689 cases of the coronavirus, 2552 of those are in the Malaga area.

Pedro Sanchez

The PM has confirmed another extension to the lockdown period.

The Lockdown In Spain

The Prime Minister announced details of the lockdown which mean people are only permitted to leave their homes in the following circumstances:

  • Travel for food or medical supplies
  • Travel to your workplace (if your work one of the businesses permitted to open)
  • Visiting health centres of hospitals
  • Assisting the elderly and vulnerable
  • Visiting financial institutions and banks
  • Personal emergencies

Lockdown Period

The lockdown will remain in place until the 9th May at the earliest.  Police are likely to stop and question anyone who they believe may not be abiding by the rules.  The government also has the right to draft in army support if civil unrest becomes an issue.

Coronavirus Mortality Rate

The mortality rate for coronavirus currently stands at around 3.4% globally (source: WHO).  In direct comparison, the flu has a mortality rate of around 1% (source: WHO).

Experts maintain that there is no need for panic, and whilst infection can be unpleasant it is very unlikely to be fatal for anyone in good health.

Washing Hands

Frequent hand washing is advised to help protect yourself from catching coronavirus.


Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

There are some simple steps you can take to minimise your risk of catching the coronavirus.  The CDC has issued these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • It is not not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Published: 21.04.2020

Written by Dave James

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