Spain Covid-19 rate drops to low risk prompting regions to lift restrictions

Madrid, Oct 8 (EFE).- Some 21 million people in Spain are free from Covid-19 restrictions as the incidence rate in the country dropped to ‘low risk’ for the first time in fifteen months.

With over 77% of the population fully vaccinated, the 14-day incidence rate on Thursday was 48.9 cases per 100,000 people, the lowest since July 2020.

Eight autonomous regions, accounting for half of the country, have already lifted coronavirus restrictions including bans on nightlife venues and limits on capacity.

Madrid, Catalonia and Valencia this week fully reopened nightclubs and the Balearic islands are set to lift all restrictions from Friday.

Some regions including Galicia and Catalonia are requiring a health certificate – proving vaccination, a recent negative test result or recovery from the illness – to enter these premises.

Social distancing and face coverings are still mandatory indoors. EFE


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