Coronavirus in Spain today | Only four autonomous communities do not impose measures for New Year’s Eve

The incidence of the coronavirus continues to increase in the middle of Christmas and most of the autonomous communities have increased the restrictions for the celebrations of this New Year’s Eve after a new record of daily cases has been registered since the start of the pandemic. Only four communities, 25% of the Spanish population, will face New Year’s Eve without specific restrictions: Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León and Extremadura.

The virus transmission rate has risen almost 267 points in the last day and they are already detected 1,775.27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health. The authorities have notified 161,688 new infections and 74 deaths.

Immunization with the vaccine, which in Spain began to be administered a year ago and this month they have begun to receive children between 5 and 12 years of age, means that the number of cases does not correspond to a similar increase in admissions and deaths.

The omicron variant is spreading throughout the world and in some countries it is already the dominant one. The pandemic has caused more than 5.4 million deaths and has infected more than 284 million people all over the planet.

Follow here the last hour on the coronavirus, minute by minute, this Friday, December 31:


  • 08:37

    In Galicia, the Superior Court of Justice has authorized the Xunta to prohibit meetings between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces between 3:00 and 6:00. The measure will take effect from 00:00 hours on the day following the publication of the order in the Official Gazette until 00:00 hours on January 18.

  • 08:34

    In Cantabria, the National Police has prepared a specific reinforcement device of security for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve articulated in several axes, one of them compliance with the regulations against COVID-19. The agents will ensure that the regulations and recommendations of the health authorities are followed, such as the use of masks, among other measures. (Source: Europa Press)

  • 08:29

    In Australia, the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House to open again With no capacity limit to host one more year the colorful and visual pyrotechnics event with which thousands of Australians welcome the coming year. The success of the vaccination campaign, with more than 90% of the target population with the complete vaccine schedule will allow it to celebrate the end of the year holiday under its new normal.

  • 08:25

  • 08:16

  • 08:14

    The omicron variant of the coronavirus is already the majority in France, as reported by the Ministry of Health whom France Presse cites in an alert.

  • 07:58

    This New Years Eve the public returns to the Puerta del Sol in Madrid to follow the chimes, after last year it was empty, although with less capacity than usual. Specifically, 7,000 people will be able to access the square as long as they wear a mask and keep their distance.

  • 07:51

    Four communities will celebrate without specific restrictions the second New Year’s Eve in a pandemic, while the rest will do so with time and capacity limitations, mobility and nightlife, in an attempt to stop the tsunami of infections from the omicron variant in the middle of the sixth wave of the coronavirus.

    Spain, where the obligation to wear the mask outdoors has been reestablished, added on the last day, for the tenth consecutive day, a new record of infections with a total of 161,688This has raised the cumulative incidence to 1,775 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, although there are already 7 autonomies that far exceed it, with more than 2,000.

  • 07:48

  • 07:44

    Hello! It begins here, this Friday, December 31, 2021, the minute by minute account of a new day with all the news about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic that causes the disease known as COVID-19.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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