News: The coronavirus pandemic in Orihuela Costa, everything you need to know
Written by Inmo Investments - 25 Mar 2020
Local information about SARS-CoV-2 here on the South Costa Blanca
THE GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS pandemic has caused widespread disruption to transport and everyday lives across the world, and more than 19,000 people have tragically passed away.
It seems that not one single country has evaded this disease, but we know that potential property buyers on the Costa Blanca will have questions regarding the CoVid-19 crisis in Spain.
The pandemic has been the subject of widespread misinformation, and news and media outlets in northern European countries tend to naturally focus on the effects of domestic coronavirus contagion, rather than reporting what´s happening here in Spain. So let´s take a look at how things stand today.
The coronavirus pandemic in Spain, the national picture
Nationwide, Spain has 47,610 confirmed cases of patients that have tested positive for CoVid-19 coronavirus and 3,445 people have tragically lost their lives to the disease. Thankfully, 5,367 patients have recovered. These numbers will no doubt have changed by the time you read this article.
The largest single concentration of those with a positive coronavirus diagnosis is located in the Spanish capital city of Madrid (8,526 active infections), or central Northern provinces such as Navarre and La Rioja.
Globally, Spain has less active SARS-CoV-2 infections than the United States of America (55,330), but more than Germany (32,991) and France (22,304).
CoVid-19 on the Costa Blanca, the local picture on the Orihuela Costa
Locally, the Alicante Province has diagnosed 628 people with a positive coronavirus infection, an increase of 25 over the previous 24 hours. The province has registered 61 deaths to date.
Statistics for the Valencian Province show the rate of contagion is 42.3 cases per 100,000 population whereas neighbouring Murcia maintains the lowest contagion rate nationwide, with just 25.2 diagnosed cases per 100,000 people. By contrast, the contagion rate in Madrid is 173.6 and La Rioja recorded 207.7 cases per 100,000 just yesterday.
The latest official data released on Monday, shows that the University Hospital of Torrevieja has registered 70 patients with a positive diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 since the beginning of the crisis. The population for the hospital´s catchment area is 160,000 people.
The state of emergency and public safety measures
Like many countries around the world, Spain is currently in a state of emergency. On Friday 13th March, the Spanish government introduced a raft of public safety measures designed to slow the transmission of the CoVid-19 coronavirus.
Originally, the state of emergency was intended to last for 15 days, but this has since been extended by another 15 days with extraordinary safety measures remaining in force until at least midnight Saturday 11th April (effectively Sunday 12th April).
These measures isolate people in their own homes, not only for their safety, but for the protection of vulnerable people, vital emergency services personnel, and the population at large. Many businesses have been ordered to cease trading effectively sending the country into hibernation, or what has been described as a "sleep mode".
International travel restrictions in Spain
Spain has closed it´s inward borders to visitors except for freight services and all but the most exceptional individual cases until at least Sunday 12th April.
At the moment, almost all scheduled flights into Alicante-Elche airport are cancelled. Today, only three services will operate from the airport, an Avion Express service to Vilnius in Lithuania, the Scandinavian Airlines service to Oslo in Norway, and the British Airways scheduled flight to London-Gatwick in the United Kingdom.
We don´t know how long this situation will prevail. An official letter from Ryanair states that the company expects flights to resume in June 2020, but the geopolitical effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic are almost impossible to predict, so in reality, nobody can tell when normal travel arrangements will be resumed.
We´re continuing to provide our service within safe limits
For the mutual safety of our team and our clients, we have closed our offices to members of the public. But behind the scenes, we´re hard at work whilst strictly adhering to government-mandated safety guidelines and a social distancing policy.
Many of those in our team are working remotely from home offices, with technological solutions in place to ensure we can communicate effectively and safely.
And there are still many ways you can reach us, so please feel free to get in touch:
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