The Region of Murcia will move into phase 2 de-escalation on Monday 25th May
The restrictions established within the current phase one will remain in place until midnight on Sunday The Spanish Minister for Health, Salvador Illa, has presented details of the provinces which will be permitted to move within the framework of the de-escalation plan this afternoon.   All changes will take place on Monday 25th May and until that point, all provinces will remain at their existing level. This means that the restrictions..

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Number of deaths in Spain remain below 100 for third consecutive day
295 new cases were diagnosed on Tuesday The number of fatalities was 83 during the last 24 hours, the third consecutive day below 100; the number of fatalities on Sunday was 87, and 59 on Monday, the lowest figures in two months. These are the lowest figures recorded since the 16th March when there were 22 deaths; after this date the figures shot up and have remained higher ever since.   This brings the total figure to date up to 27..

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2 deaths and 2 new cases in Murcia during the last 24 hours
These figures are included in the Wednesday totals for Spain and were presented in Murcia on Tuesday evening There is little change in the current situation in Murcia, with just two new cases diagnosed during the day on Tuesday. Unfortunately there were also two further deaths.   There are now 188 active cases in the region, with 7 in intensive care and 35 in hospital. The remainder, 153, people, are at home in self-quarantine.  ..

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Active cases fall below 200 in the Murcia Region on Monday
5 hospitalised in the last 24 hours Monday(figures presented Monday evening which will be included in the national totals for Tuesday Total active cases: 195 (a fall of 75 in 24 hours) Total cases: 2619 (1558 diagnosed by PCR 1061 using rapid tester) Hospitalised: 37 ( a rise of 5) Intensive care: 7 (a fall of 2) Home isolation: 158 (a fall of 80) Fatalities: 145(no change) Cured: 1218 (see text below)   Sunday (..

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59 deaths in Spain on Sunday, second consecutive day below 100
The figures were presented four hours later today to try and eliminate the “Monday effect” The official fatalities figures released by the Ministry of Health for Sunday (presented Monday afternoon) have remained below 100 for the second consecutive day.   The presentation of the figures for Sunday was put back four hours on Monday to try and gather the most accurate data possible as the Ministry is aware that the figures presented..

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Águilas, Lorca, Puerto Lumbreras and Mazarrón re-open weekly street markets
The south-west of the region resumes trading at weekly markets All have a limited number of stands, entry will be controlled and strict hygiene measures enforced Slowly, slowly street markets are re-opening, albeit with a maximum of 25% of the stalls and with strict hygiene measures in place.   In both Puerto Lumbreras and Lorca only food stalls will be open initially, whereas Águilas will allow plants and refreshments alongside the..

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Help for local businesses: what is an ERTE
ERTEs are likely to affect millions of employees in Spain during a prolonged coronavirus crisis As it becomes ever clearer that the coronavirus crisis in Spain will create significant issues for businesses long-term, many companies are taking advantage of the “ERTE” Temporary Employment Regulation scheme to cut their own costs while protecting the earnings of their employers. The “ERTE” is a financial instrument which until now..

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