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COVID-19 government response timeline for Spain

Find out what policies Spain has implemented to combat the pandemic.
Jan 24th, 2020Jan 24
Level 1 of 3
H2: Testing policy - only those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (eg key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)Details
Potential case tested by Foreign Health service following government prevention and control protocols in the face of an international health alert, carried out a new evaluation of the possible case. https://www.mscbs.gob.es/gabinete/notasPrensa.do?metodo=detalle&id=4773
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Jan 31st, 2020Jan 31
Level 2 of 2
H1: Public information campaigns - coordinated public information campaign (eg across traditional and social media)Details
Following the coronavirus outbreak in China, the Government of Spain has promoted a number of public information channels for gathering all the relevant information from the various ministerial departments. The purpose is to allow anyone interested in this topic to access information from reliable expert sources. /web/20200430102339/ https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/news/paginas/2020/20200131info-coronavirus.aspx
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Jan 31st, 2020Jan 31
Level 1 of 3
H2: Testing policy - only those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (eg key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)Details
first case in Canary Islands, contacts also tested following Public Health Ministry guidelines. https://elpais.com/sociedad/2020/01/31/actualidad/1580509404_469734.html
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Jan 31st, 2020Jan 31
Level 2 of 2
H3: Contact tracing - comprehensive contact tracing; done for all identified casesDetails
HTatlow: 31st January- first case in Canary Islands, contacts also tested following Public Health Ministry guidelines. https://elpais.com/sociedad/2020/01/31/actualidad/1580509404_469734.html
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Feb 4th, 2020Feb 04
Level 0 of 4
C8: International travel controls - no restrictionsDetails
Case by case quarantine: "The minister reported that the only case that has tested positive in Spain is that of the German patient in hospital on La Gomera, who remains asymptomatic. Those people who were in contact with him are also asymptomatic, although they remain isolated and under surveillance. The Spaniards repatriated from Wuhan remain in quarantine at Gómez Ulla Hospital, and do not present any symptoms either." (Based on symptoms). https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/councilministers/paginas/2020/20200204council.aspx
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Feb 24th, 2020Feb 24
Level 1 of 3
H2: Testing policy - only those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (eg key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)Details
first person tests positive in mainland spain. Catalan health authorities have isolated 25 people with whom she came into contact and are carrying out tests to see if they have the virus. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/1000-tourists-tenerife-quarantine-coronavirus-diagnosis-200225115101427.html
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Feb 24th, 2020Feb 24
Level 1 of 2
H3: Contact tracing - limited contact tracing; not done for all casesDetails
24th Feb- first person tests positive in mainland spain. Catalan health authorities have isolated 25 people with whom she came into contact and are carrying out tests to see if they have the virus. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/1000-tourists-tenerife-quarantine-coronavirus-diagnosis-200225115101427.html
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Feb 25th, 2020Feb 25
Level 0 of 4
C8: International travel controls - no restrictionsDetails
"People who have symptoms and who have been in China (not just the province of Hubei), South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran and four regions in northern Italy: Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna in the previous 14 days must be considered possible cases and therefore tests must be carried out and the corresponding procedures must be applied"; Information to travelers in ports and airports: informative pieces will be prepared for dissemination on airplanes that land in Spain, with basic prevention measures and recommendations, especially those that come from risk areas. (No screening or quarantine measures, only information, hence 0); https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/serviciosdeprensa/notasprensa/sanidad14/Paginas/2020/25022020_cironavirus.aspx
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Mar 9th, 2020Mar 09
Level 3 of 3
C1: School closing - require closing all levelsDetails
Mar 9th, 2020Mar 09
Level 1 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - recommend closing (or recommend work from home)Details
Recommendations at places of work: Working from home (teleworking) whenever possible. Flexible hours and consideration of staggered shifts to reduce high numbers of employees present at the same time. At present, only the Region of Madrid, the city of Vitoria and the town of Labastida are in this situation. /web/20200430082310/ https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/news/paginas/2020/20200310covid19-measures.aspx
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Mar 9th, 2020Mar 09
Level 1 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - recommend not to travel between regions/citiesDetails
Avoid unnecessary travel, calling on individual responsibility. At present, only the Region of Madrid, the city of Vitoria and the town of Labastida are in this situation. https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/news/paginas/2020/20200310covid19-measures.aspx
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Mar 10th, 2020Mar 10
Level 2 of 2
C3: Cancel public events - require cancellingDetails
The Minister for Health pointed out that, with the same aim of avoiding a large number of people travelling and their concentration in a single place, all large-scale professional and amateur sporting events, and national and international competitions, will be held behind closed doors throughout Spain. In zones of significant transmission - Madrid, La Rioja, Vitoria and Labastida - group activities in closed spaces that hold more than 1,000 people have also been suspended. In the event that these activities take place in a smaller venue, they may only be held with a maximum of one third of the capacity. https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/councilministers/paginas/2020/20200310council.aspx
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Mar 10th, 2020Mar 10
Level 1 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on very large gatherings (the limit is above 1000 people)Details
In zones of significant transmission - Madrid, La Rioja, Vitoria and Labastida - group activities in closed spaces that hold more than 1,000 people have also been suspended. In the event that these activities take place in a smaller venue, they may only be held with a maximum of one third of the capacity. The Minister for Health pointed out that, with the same aim of avoiding a large number of people travelling and their concentration in a single place, all large-scale professional and amateur sporting events, and national and international competitions, will be held behind closed doors throughout Spain. https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/councilministers/paginas/2020/20200310council.aspx
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Mar 10th, 2020Mar 10
Level 3 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban arrivals from some regionsDetails
Government bans flights from Italy https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2020-3433 /web/20200430100258/ https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/councilministers/paginas/2020/20200310council.aspx
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Mar 14th, 2020Mar 14
Level 2 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for some sectors or categories of workersDetails
Spain goes into lockdown. "Bars, restaurants, and shops selling anything but food and other staples must shut down. All leisure and sports activities also have to close, including cinemas, theatres, swimming pools and football grounds." Effective immediately, all Spaniards must stay home except to buy food, medicines, go to work or to the hospital or for emergencies. https://www.euractiv.com/section/coronavirus/news/spain-goes-under-lockdown-to-fight-coronavirus/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51892477
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Mar 14th, 2020Mar 14
Level 2 of 2
C3: Cancel public events - require cancellingDetails
14 March Lockdown state of emergency. Only allowed to leave house for essential trips and cannot meet people outside household /web/20200430091325/ https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/councilministers/Paginas/2020/20200314council-extr.aspx /web/20200430091344/ https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/councilministers/Paginas/2020/20200314council-extr.aspx
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Mar 14th, 2020Mar 14
Level 1 of 2
C5: Close public transport - recommend closing (or significantly reduce volume/route/means of transport available)Details
Passenger transport, both public and private, will be reduced by half over the next 15 days, except for suburban railway services, which will be maintained. Passenger transport vehicles will continue with their daily cleaning routine based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. As long as your reason for being outside the house falls under the rules above then yes, you can use public transport if you maintain social distancing rules that means keeping more than 1 metre apart from other travellers. Public transport services, including regional trains and buses, have had their service reduced by half. /web/20200430092938/ https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/councilministers/Paginas/2020/20200314council-extr.aspx https://www.thelocal.es/20200314/coronavirus-what-you-can-and-cant-do-during-spains-state-of-alert
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Mar 14th, 2020Mar 14
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
Lockdown effective immediately, all Spaniards must stay home except to buy food, medicines, go to work or to the hospital or for emergencies. https://www.euractiv.com/section/coronavirus/news/spain-goes-under-lockdown-to-fight-coronavirus/
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Mar 14th, 2020Mar 14
Level 1 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - recommend not to travel between regions/citiesDetails
Lockdown effective immediately, all Spaniards must stay home except to buy food, medicines, go to work or to the hospital or for emergencies. Must be able to justify necessity of journey. https://www.euractiv.com/section/coronavirus/news/spain-goes-under-lockdown-to-fight-coronavirus/
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Mar 16th, 2020Mar 16
Level 3 of 3
C1: School closing - require closing all levelsDetails
Mar 17th, 2020Mar 17
Level 4 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban on all regions or total border closureDetails
Mar 18th, 2020Mar 18
Level 2 of 2
E1: Income support - government is replacing 50% or more of lost salary (or if a flat sum, it is greater than 50% median salary)Details
The government announced flexibilizations for the use of furlough or unemployment insurance for the workers of enterprises that are forced to use it because of COVID-19. The amount to be paid arises to 70% of the base payment of the worker in the previous 180 days (or less if he/she did not work for that long). https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/serviciosdeprensa/notasprensa/presidencia/Documents/2020/29032020_ActuacionesCOVID-19.pdf https://boe.es/boe/dias/2020/03/18/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-3824.pdf
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Mar 18th, 2020Mar 18
Level 1 of 3
H2: Testing policy - only those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (eg key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)Details
18th March The [healthcare] system not able to do a PCR [a diagnostic test] for coronavirus without asking for authorization. “We would like to test everyone but with the diagnostic capability and number of kits we have, that is not possible. It’s not viable,” he said. Since the coronavirus outbreak escalated two weeks ago, tests have only been done on serious cases, especially vulnerable people, and health workers with symptoms https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-03-18/lack-of-testing-hampering-spains-efforts-to-slow-coronavirus-outbreak.html
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Mar 27th, 2020Mar 27
Level 1 of 3
H2: Testing policy - only those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (eg key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)Details
Coronavirus test kits withdrawn in Spain over poor accuracy rate. Batch with only 30% detection rate was bought by health officials from Chinese supplier https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/coronavirus-test-kits-withdrawn-spain-poor-accuracy-rate
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Mar 28th, 2020Mar 28
Level 1 of 3
H2: Testing policy - only those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (eg key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)Details
The [healthcare] system not able to do a PCR [a diagnostic test] for coronavirus without asking for authorization. “We would like to test everyone but with the diagnostic capability and number of kits we have, that is not possible. It’s not viable,” he said. Since the coronavirus outbreak escalated two weeks ago, tests have only been done on serious cases, especially vulnerable people, and health workers with symptoms https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-03-18/lack-of-testing-hampering-spains-efforts-to-slow-coronavirus-outbreak.html
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Mar 30th, 2020Mar 30
Level 3 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for all-but-essential workplaces (eg grocery stores, doctors)Details
All non-essential workplaces in Spain will close for two weeks to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday after the country’s death toll climbed to nearly 5,700. Speaking at a press conference, Sánchez said the measure will come into force Monday and last until April 9. SOURCE: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/28/spain-tightens-lockdown-as-coronavirus-death-toll-spikes-152888
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Mar 30th, 2020Mar 30
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
Only 3 mourners allowed at funerals confirmed. Ban of funeral wakes or vigils under lockdown rules. /web/20200430090701/ https://murciatoday.com/only-three-mourners-allowed-at-funerals-during-the-coronavirus-emergency-in-spain_1377943-a.html
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Apr 3rd, 2020Apr 03
Level 2 of 2
C3: Cancel public events - require cancellingDetails
Prime Minister Mr Sánchez extended lockdown measures until 25 April https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/covid-19-spain-s-lockdown-to-be-extended-till-april-25/1792351
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Apr 4th, 2020Apr 04
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
Lockdown extended until April 25. No one allowed to leave their homes for anything non-essential. All forms of outdoor exercise is not permitted. Children not allowed out at all. https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/covid-19-spain-s-lockdown-to-be-extended-till-april-25/1792351 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/21/life-in-lockdown-spain-curtailed-by-coronavirus-but-still-rocking
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Apr 5th, 2020Apr 05
Level 2 of 3
H2: Testing policy - testing of anyone showing Covid-19 symptomsDetails
"The objective of the Ministry is to make the maximum number of tests possible for people who have symptoms and carry out as many tests as possible to all people with symptoms to increase the diagnostic capacity.” “SPAIN’S President Pedro Sánchez has announced the distribution of over a million Covid-19 tests throughout the country” https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/05/spain-pm-to-embark-on-mass-testing-set-up-quarantine-centres-to-curb-covid-19/ https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/gabinete/notasPrensa.do?id=4846 https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/news/Paginas/2020/20200402covid-diagnostic.aspx
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Apr 7th, 2020Apr 07
Level 1 of 2
H3: Contact tracing - limited contact tracing; not done for all casesDetails
7th April- No data to suggest that contact tracing is comprehensive yet. “The next phase of the response will require far more testing to allow for comprehensive contact tracing’. https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/bvg4ka/spain-is-creating-isolation-facilities-for-silent-carriers-of-coronavirus
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Apr 8th, 2020Apr 08
Level 2 of 3
H2: Testing policy - testing of anyone showing Covid-19 symptomsDetails
***Talk of aiming for Mass Nationwide testing but not clear evidence for this being fully comprehensive*** The Health Ministry has announced that it is going to carry out a mass testing campaign in order to get a more realistic picture of the spread of the coronavirus and to combat the epidemic. The plan, which has been designed by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII), is to test around 30,000 families – some 62,400 people – during a campaign that will begin next week and last three weeks, according to the health minister, Salvador Illa. https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-04-08/spain-to-test-30000-families-for-the-coronavirus.html
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Apr 11th, 2020Apr 11
Level 1 of 3
H2: Testing policy - only those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (eg key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)Details
This guideline of the Health Ministry details that people tested should be already hospitalised or eligible to be hospitalised https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/documentos/instruccionesPruebasDiagnosticasEmpresas.pdf
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Apr 17th, 2020Apr 17
Level 3 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for all-but-essential workplaces (eg grocery stores, doctors)Details
"In Spain, with nearly 200,000 confirmed cases and more than 20,000 deaths, authorities said at the weekend they would hold off on lifting one of Europe’s tightest lockdowns" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/19/israel-and-south-korea-to-ease-coronavirus-lockdowns
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Apr 18th, 2020Apr 18
Level 1 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - recommend not to travel between regions/citiesDetails
Apr 26th, 2020Apr 26
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
Children allowed outside the house for first time in 6 weeks. Lockdown remains. /web/20200430093902/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/coronavirus-spain-children-lockdown-lifted-barcelona-cases-a9485181.html
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May 1st, 2020May 01
Level 4 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban on all regions or total border closureDetails
May 2nd, 2020May 02
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
Outdoor exercise is now permitted from 6 to 10 am and from 8 to 11 pm "desde el día 2 ya se puede pasear y hacer deporte de 6 a 10 de la mañana y de 20 a 23 horas." https://www.goal.com/es/noticias/cuando-termina-la-cuarentena-por-el-coronavirus-en-espana/1u37kn86zucua19jhudclwqvig
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May 4th, 2020May 04
Level 3 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for all-but-essential workplaces (eg grocery stores, doctors)Details
El Hierro, La Graciosa, La Gomera & Formentera entered phase 1 of the reopening of the lockdown. Now restaurants, bars, and hotels can operate at 50% of their capacity. Retailers can operate at 30% of their capacity. https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4245849/0/fase-1-la-graciosa-el-hierro-la-gomera-formentera-que-se-puede-hacer-que-no/
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May 4th, 2020May 04
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
El Hierro, La Graciosa, La Gomera & Formentera entered phase 1 of the reopening of the lockdown. Now gatherings of 10 people are allowed in these provinces. https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4245849/0/fase-1-la-graciosa-el-hierro-la-gomera-formentera-que-se-puede-hacer-que-no/
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May 4th, 2020May 04
Level 1 of 2
E1: Income support - government is replacing less than 50% of lost salary (or if a flat sum, it is less than 50% median salary)Details
The government announced unemployment subsidies for house workers (70% of their regulatory base, that cannot be more than the minimum wage of 950 monthly euros) and temporary workers whose contracts have been ended because of the COVID-19 crisis (430 monthly euros). Both are less than the median wage of 5020 euros ( http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=203&loctype=1) Official newspaper: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/04/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-4801.pdf
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May 4th, 2020May 04
Level 1 of 2
H3: Contact tracing - limited contact tracing; not done for all casesDetails
Contact tracing efforts are being scaled up as many provinces enter phase 1 of the easing of the lockdown. However, the implementation is still up to the provincial governments. https://elpais.com/sociedad/2020-05-10/los-call-center-se-suman-a-la-lucha-contra-el-virus.html
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May 11th, 2020May 11
Level 3 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for all-but-essential workplaces (eg grocery stores, doctors)Details
Now Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, País Vasco, La Rioja, Navarra, Aragón, Extremadura, & Murcia, the autonomous cities of Ceuta & Melilla, and some parts of Castilla-La Mancha, Andalucía, Cataluña & the Comunidad Valenciana have joined the islands provinces in the phase 1. https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4253507/0/ya-estoy-fase-uno-que-tiene-pasar-fase-2-que-podre-hacer/
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May 11th, 2020May 11
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
Now Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, País Vasco, La Rioja, Navarra, Aragón, Extremadura, & Murcia, the autonomous cities of Ceuta & Melilla, and some parts of Castilla-La Mancha, Andalucía, Cataluña & the Comunidad Valenciana have joined the islands provinces in the phase 1. https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4253507/0/ya-estoy-fase-uno-que-tiene-pasar-fase-2-que-podre-hacer/
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May 11th, 2020May 11
Level 2 of 2
E1: Income support - government is replacing 50% or more of lost salary (or if a flat sum, it is greater than 50% median salary)Details
The government announced a New Social Agreement that maintains until 30 June the support to furlough/unemployment insurance to the workers of those enterprises who will not be able to get back to work due to force majure. https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/presidente/actividades/Paginas/2020/110520-acuerdo-social.aspx https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/presidente/actividades/Paginas/2020/110520-acuerdo-social.aspx
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May 13th, 2020May 13
Level 3 of 3
C1: School closing - require closing all levelsDetails
May 13th, 2020May 13
Level 3 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for all-but-essential workplaces (eg grocery stores, doctors)Details
51% of Spanish people are living under restrictive measures. Big cities are still under strict lockdown. Source: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4253507/0/ya-estoy-fase-uno-que-tiene-pasar-fase-2-que-podre-hacer/
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May 13th, 2020May 13
Level 2 of 2
C3: Cancel public events - require cancellingDetails
51% of Spanish people are living under restrictive measures. Big cities are still under strict lockdown. Source: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4253507/0/ya-estoy-fase-uno-que-tiene-pasar-fase-2-que-podre-hacer/
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May 13th, 2020May 13
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
Restrictions on gatherings are still in place (even in cities that are leaving the quarantine). The source mentions specifically the restriction on gatherings with 10 people max. Source: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4253507/0/ya-estoy-fase-uno-que-tiene-pasar-fase-2-que-podre-hacer/
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May 13th, 2020May 13
Level 2 of 3
H2: Testing policy - testing of anyone showing Covid-19 symptomsDetails
"Early detection of Covid-19 infection will be done by performing a PCR (or any other molecular diagnostic technique considered adequate) to ALL CASES SUSPECTED of infection in the first 24 hours." Source: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/documentos/instruccionesPruebasDiagnosticasEmpresas.pdf
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May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 3 of 3
C1: School closing - require closing all levelsDetails
May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 3 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for all-but-essential workplaces (eg grocery stores, doctors)Details
Canarias, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera are authorized to open workplaces like some other regions in Spain. Source: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/16/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5088.pdf
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May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 2 of 2
C3: Cancel public events - require cancellingDetails
Canarias, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera are authorized to organize events only if strict sanitary measures are followed (Art. 48). Source: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/16/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5088.pdf https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/16/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5088.pdf https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/16/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5088.pdf
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May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
Canarias, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera are authorized to organize gatherings with 20/50 participants max. (Art. 47). Source: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/16/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5088.pdf Restrictions on gatherings in the rest of the country are still in place (even in cities that are leaving the quarantine). Source: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4253507/0/ya-estoy-fase-uno-que-tiene-pasar-fase-2-que-podre-hacer/
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May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 1 of 2
C5: Close public transport - recommend closing (or significantly reduce volume/route/means of transport available)Details
It's recommended to avoid public transport or to follow strict sanitary measures. Source: https://www.elmundo.es/economia/2020/05/21/5ec6201bfdddffdd408b457e.html
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May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
Physical activity has been allowed for those over 14 years of age who do not present symptoms of coronavirus or haven't been around anyone with coronavirus. Allowed hours: from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. Source: https://www.excelsior.com.mx/global/en-espana-por-fin-se-puede-salir-a-pasear-y-hacer-deporte/1379525
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May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 1 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - recommend not to travel between regions/citiesDetails
It is mandatory to justify the necessity of travelling (both inside and outside the country). Source: https://www.abc.es/sociedad/abci-espana-extiende-prorroga-restriccion-viajes-202005151057_video.html
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May 17th, 2020May 17
Level 4 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban on all regions or total border closureDetails
May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 3 of 3
C1: School closing - require closing all levelsDetails
May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 2 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for some sectors or categories of workersDetails
La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa y Formentera are authorized to open workplaces (Phase 3). 70% of the country is under Phase 2, which means some sectors are allowed to open. Lastly, 30% of the country is under Phase 1: all workplaces, except essential ones, are required to close. Note: I’ve coded 2T because it is the indicator that best describes the situation that affects 70% of the country. Source: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4275451/0/boe-publica-novedades-fase-desaparecen-todas-franjas-horarias/
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May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 2 of 2
C3: Cancel public events - require cancellingDetails
Canarias, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera are authorized to organize events only if strict sanitary measures are followed (Art. 48). Source: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/16/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5088.pdf From June 1, new provinces will be allowed to organise events. See the list in p. 35858, BOE-A-2020-5469. Source: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/30/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5469.pdf
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May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
Canarias, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera are authorized to organize gatherings with 20/50 participants max. (Art. 47). Restrictions on gatherings in the rest of the country are still in place. Source: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/16/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5088.pdf
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May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 1 of 2
C5: Close public transport - recommend closing (or significantly reduce volume/route/means of transport available)Details
No changes found.
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May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
Physical activity is allowed from 6 to 10 in the morning. From June 1, hours restrictions will be removed for Canarias, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera. Source: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4275451/0/boe-publica-novedades-fase-desaparecen-todas-franjas-horarias/
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May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 4 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban on all regions or total border closureDetails
May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 2 of 2
H1: Public information campaigns - coordinated public information campaign (eg across traditional and social media)Details
No changes found.
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May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 2 of 3
H2: Testing policy - testing of anyone showing Covid-19 symptomsDetails
No changes found.
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May 22nd, 2020May 22
Level 1 of 2
H3: Contact tracing - limited contact tracing; not done for all casesDetails
No changes found.
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May 26th, 2020May 26
Level 2 of 3
C1: School closing - require closing (only some levels or categories, eg just high school, or just public schools)Details
"Schools were partially reopened from 26 May. This will allow for revision classes and state exams but a full reopening is not expected until September." https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-52575313
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May 27th, 2020May 27
Level 1 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - recommend not leaving houseDetails
Starting from May 27, the Spanish government lifted the lockdown rules on exercises and walks for regions in Phase 2 and 3 (100% of the country). Restrictions still apply to people over 70 years old, that can practice outdoors activities from 10-12 AM and 7-8 PM. Sources: https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/06/05/lifting-lockdown-spain-full-details-phases/ *** https://www.marca.com/otros-deportes/2020/06/08/5eddffc9e2704e61098b45eb.html
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Jun 1st, 2020Jun 01
Level 3 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings between 11-100 peopleDetails
17 regions are in Phase 3 from June 1, and gatherings under 20 people are allowed. Madrid, Barcelona, Lleida, Valencia, Castellón and Alicante are still in Phase 2, which means there are restrictions on gatherings of fewer than 15 people. Source: https://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/coronavirus/2020-06-05/reuniones-sociales-fase2-fase3_2607200/
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Jun 1st, 2020Jun 01
Level 4 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban on all regions or total border closureDetails
Jun 8th, 2020Jun 08
Level 1 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - recommend closing (or recommend work from home)Details
52% of the country is authorized to open workplaces from June 8 (Phase 3), but the BOE recommends that people continue to work from home where possible. Madrid, Barcelona, Lleida, Valencia, Castellón and Alicante are still in Phase 2, which means some sectors are allowed to open while the rest should remain close. Note: I’ve coded 1T because it is the indicator that best describes the situation that affects the majority of the country. The ‘new normality’ in Spain is expected to start from 22 June onwards, after the state of alarm ends. Source: https://www.elmundo.es/espana/2020/06/01/5ed4c57efdddff2e0c8b4623.html
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Jun 8th, 2020Jun 08
Level 0 of 2
C5: Close public transport - no measuresDetails
Spain’s Government to Allow 100% Passenger Occupation on Public & Private Transport from Monday June 8. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/06/spains-government-to-allow-100-passenger-occupation-on-public-private-transport-from-monday-june-8/
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Jun 21st, 2020Jun 21
Level 0 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - no measuresDetails
The "State of Alarm" in Spain ended on June 21. Some restrictions are still in place in Aragón, Zaragoza and Huesca. Madrid has also decided to continue with some lockdown restrictions. Workplaces, however, are now operating. Sources: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/covid-19-spain-bids-farewell-to-state-of-alarm/1884211 *** https://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/20200625/desescalada-hoy-25-junio-fase-nueva-normalidad-7947181
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Jun 21st, 2020Jun 21
Level 2 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings between 101-1000 peopleDetails
Restrictions on gatherings depend on each "Comunidad Autónoma". The most permissive is Canarias, that allows gatherings up to 1,000 people. Source: https://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/coronavirus/2020-06-23/aforos-nueva-normalidad-espana-que-hacer_2649051/
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Jun 21st, 2020Jun 21
Level 0 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - no measuresDetails
The "State of Alarm" in Spain ended on June 21. Masks will remain mandatory whenever 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) of distance cannot be kept between people. Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/covid-19-spain-bids-farewell-to-state-of-alarm/1884211
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Jun 21st, 2020Jun 21
Level 0 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - no measuresDetails
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Jun 21st, 2020Jun 21
Level 3 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban arrivals from some regionsDetails
Jun 27th, 2020Jun 27
Level 2 of 2
E2: Debt/contract relief - broadDetails
Jul 1st, 2020Jul 01
Level 2 of 2
E1: Income support - government is replacing 50% or more of lost salary (or if a flat sum, it is greater than 50% median salary)Details
"The Spanish government has agreed to extend the country’s emergency paid leave schemes for an additional three months to the end of September — a costly measure that business and unions say is essential to prevent the widespread collapse of companies and job destruction. The temporary schemes, known as ERTEs, had been due to expire on June 30 and currently cover more than 2m people who hope to return to their jobs as the crisis eases but who are far from sure of doing so." https://www.ft.com/content/be232674-6c3b-46a2-8987-10b3e2ad3176; https://www.ft.com/content/be232674-6c3b-46a2-8987-10b3e2ad3176
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Jul 4th, 2020Jul 04
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
"The government in Spain's Catalonia region has re-imposed coronavirus controls on an area of 210,000 people after a sharp rise in infections."; "Within the area, gatherings will be limited to 10 people" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53291281
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Jul 4th, 2020Jul 04
Level 1 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - recommend not leaving houseDetails
"The government in Spain's Catalonia region has re-imposed coronavirus controls on an area of 210,000 people after a sharp rise in infections." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53291281
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Jul 4th, 2020Jul 04
Level 2 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - internal movement restrictions in placeDetails
"The government in Spain's Catalonia region has re-imposed coronavirus controls on an area of 210,000 people after a sharp rise in infections. President Quim Torra said no-one would be allowed to enter or leave Segrià, an agricultural area west of Barcelona which includes the city of Lleida." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53291281
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Jul 5th, 2020Jul 05
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
"Officials in Spain's north-western region of Galicia have re-imposed restrictions on an area of 70,000 people following a Covid-19 outbreak."; "Gatherings will be limited to 10 people" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53299544
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Jul 5th, 2020Jul 05
Level 2 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - internal movement restrictions in placeDetails
"Regional health officials announced on Sunday that travel in and out of A Marina would be severely restricted for five days - although people would remain free to move around the area." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53299544
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Jul 15th, 2020Jul 15
Level 2 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for some sectors or categories of workersDetails
Local lockdowns in Spain involve new restrictions on some sectors of the economy. In the city of Lleida, for example, hotels have been forced to close again, while restaurants and bars are only allowed to provide collection or delivery services. https://archive.vn/REnfW
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Jul 15th, 2020Jul 15
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
Some localities in Spain have implemented new lockdowns to cope with emerging COVID-19 breakouts. The city of Lleida, for example, is now requiring people to stay at home unless they are going to work or to buy essential supplies. https://archive.vn/REnfW
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 3
C1: School closing - require closing (only some levels or categories, eg just high school, or just public schools)Details
Schools remain closed until September, except for graduating classes. In May-June, however, some institutions reopened before the intended date (September). https://www.abc.es/sociedad/abci-estos-colegios-decidieron-abrir-antes-septiembre-hacen-frente-coronavirus-202006150137_noticia.html?ref= https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 3
C2: Workplace closing - require closing (or work from home) for some sectors or categories of workersDetails
As of 9 August, the town of Aranda del Duero (32,000 people) remains under strict local lockdown. Some sectors and workers are still allowed. Other regions in Spain, including in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Aragon regions, have also implemented local lockdowns. https://www.abc.es/espana/castilla-leon/abci-junta-confina-tambien-aranda-duero-semanas-alta-incidencia-covid-202008061407_noticia.html
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 2
C3: Cancel public events - require cancellingDetails
As of 9 August, the town of Aranda del Duero (32,000 people) remains under strict local lockdown. Some sectors and workers are still allowed. Other regions in Spain, including in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Aragon regions, have also implemented local lockdowns. https://www.abc.es/espana/castilla-leon/abci-junta-confina-tambien-aranda-duero-semanas-alta-incidencia-covid-202008061407_noticia.html
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 4 of 4
C4: Restrictions on gatherings - restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or lessDetails
As of 9 August, the town of Aranda del Duero (32,000 people) remains under strict local lockdown. Some sectors and workers are still allowed. Other regions in Spain, including in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Aragon regions, have also implemented local lockdowns. https://www.abc.es/espana/castilla-leon/abci-junta-confina-tambien-aranda-duero-semanas-alta-incidencia-covid-202008061407_noticia.html
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 0 of 2
C5: Close public transport - no measuresDetails
Public transport is running normally in Spain. The Ministry of Transport includes in its website advice on the use of face masks and other regulations to reduce the spread of the virus. https://www.mitma.gob.es/ministerio/covid-19/covid-19-campana-usuarios-transporte-publico
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 3
C6: Stay at home requirements - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' tripsDetails
As of 9 August, the town of Aranda del Duero (32,000 people) remains under strict local lockdown. Some sectors and workers are still allowed. Other regions in Spain, including in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Aragon regions, have also implemented local lockdowns. https://www.abc.es/espana/castilla-leon/abci-junta-confina-tambien-aranda-duero-semanas-alta-incidencia-covid-202008061407_noticia.html
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 2
C7: Restrictions on internal movement - internal movement restrictions in placeDetails
As of 9 August, the town of Aranda del Duero (32,000 people) remains under strict local lockdown. Some sectors and workers are still allowed. Other regions in Spain, including in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Aragon regions, have also implemented local lockdowns. https://www.abc.es/espana/castilla-leon/abci-junta-confina-tambien-aranda-duero-semanas-alta-incidencia-covid-202008061407_noticia.html
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 3 of 4
C8: International travel controls - ban arrivals from some regionsDetails
No recent policy changes found in international travel controls. Travels between EU countries are still available, but travelers from other regions are still banned to enter the country.
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 2
E1: Income support - government is replacing 50% or more of lost salary (or if a flat sum, it is greater than 50% median salary)Details
The temporary schemes program (ERTEs), which was expected to take place until September, has been extended until December 2020. https://www.dw.com/es/espa%C3%B1a-extender%C3%A1-a-diciembre-los-ertes/a-54405196
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 2
E2: Debt/contract relief - broadDetails
No recent policy changes found in regards to debt/contract relief
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 2
H1: Public information campaigns - coordinated public information campaign (eg across traditional and social media)Details
Official websites of the Spanish government are updated on a regular basis with information regarding the pandemic https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/home.htm
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 2 of 3
H2: Testing policy - testing of anyone showing Covid-19 symptomsDetails
No recent changes found on testing policy
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Jul 27th, 2020Jul 27
Level 1 of 2
H3: Contact tracing - limited contact tracing; not done for all casesDetails
No recent changes found on testing policy
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