Health studies to close the hotel business at 23:00 and review the risk levels

The Public Health Commission, in which they are represented the autonomous communities and the Ministry of Health, will debate this afternoon whether to recommend the closure of the interior of the hotel trade from 11:00 p.m. if you are in a territory at medium risk of covid and with high hospital pressure.

The proposal, as health sources have confirmed to Europa Press, would be activated when the cumulative incidence of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants due to covid is exceeded and there is considerable healthcare pressure in hospitals and in intensive care unit (ICU) beds.

“It is about giving more relevance to the hospital situation in the evolution of the pandemic. The key point it is the hospitable theme, because right now most infections occur in children under 11 years old, that they do not go to the hospital “, explain these sources, who specify that it is” practically “the same ‘traffic light’ of measures that was debated last week in the commission, although an agreement was not finally reached.


The document that will be debated today, proposed by the Alerts Conference, also includes the proposal to close the nightlife at 01.00 hours, and always dancing with a mask. In the hotel and catering establishments, such as restaurants, bars or cafes, too maximum occupancy should be restricted of the tables up to 10 people or 50% of the capacity in interior areas.

In the case of high risk, when it occurs an incidence above 300 and the healthcare pressure is even greater, the proposal to be debated states that the interiors of the hospitality industry would not be closed, but that they could open at 25% capacity, with six people per table but closing at 11:00 pm. At extreme risk, with a incidence above 500, if the interior of the hotel industry would be closed.

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With this update, Spain would be in average risk in terms of cumulative incidence at 14 dayss, since it is above 100, but it would not meet the parameters in hospital occupancy, which still stands at 2.33 percent in the case of hospital beds and 5.70 percent in ucis .

On the other hand, the Commission will treat vaccination with a third dose for those over 60 and health and social health personnel, as agreed last week by the Vaccine Report and announced by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.

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