The Junta de Andalucia is expected to outline the restrictions for the Christmas period in the next few days. The current period of alarm is due to finish on December 10, and the Junta’s panel of experts will be reviewing the current situation as the number of Coronavirus cases continues to fall.
At an event in Seville this week, President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno explained that the Junta would be finalising its plans but pointed out that “the correct decisions are usually the most difficult”.
Moreno also praised the Andalucians for following the current guidelines “We are going to take advantage of this strength and this current of solidarity and brotherhood to give us momentum and finish defeating the virus. We are going do this one hundred percent so that no one is left behind,” he added.
Moerno also acknowledged that Christmas was a special time “These days are days of family and of living in hope. A hope that has the form of a vaccine and that we all hope will arrive as soon as possible.”
While the rules have yet to be formalised, it is hoped that travel within Andalucia will be allowed as well as gatherings with friends. Moreno remarked that the Junta was “fine tuning” the new regulations, while regional minister Jesus Aguirre said the aim of the new regulations was “not to save Christmas but to save lives”.