One week after the first authorizations were approved, the province has advanced to phase 1 and, therefore a greater relaxation of the confinement rules. Malaga joins the rest of the Andalucian provinces that are already in that phase since last week.
The director of the Centre for the Coordination of Health Emergencies, Fernando Simón, has confirmed, practically as soon as soon as the press conference began, the news that many people in Malaga were waiting for, the news that the province is leaving Phase 0 and advancing to Phase 1.
This means that the first meetings of family and friends can be held, as long as there are not more than ten people, in addition to allowing the reopening of terraces of bars, shops and the celebration of religious services and cultural activities, although limited in capacity.
Among the most immediate effects is the possibility of gatherings of family and friends of up to 10 people and that bars and restaurants begin to alleviate their precarious situation after more than two months without hardly any income. The terraces can be opened from Monday, although with many security measures and restrictions, since they cannot exceed 50% of the capacity and with a distance between the tables of two metres.
Some markets will return to the streets, although with less capacity and the opening of libraries, museums and churches will be allowed, always with limited capacity and safety regulations to reduce the risk of contagion. Small businesses may open, limiting entry to the premises, and audiovisual productions may be resumed.