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The Judicial Authority allowed this Saturday that the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Extremadura will decree the social isolation of the town of Villarta de los Montes ( Badajoz ) -437 registered inhabitants-, which in the last day had added 24 new cases of coronavirus to reach a total of 37 positives and 124 follow-up contacts were established.

One of the positives (a man in his 80s) is admitted to the Siberia-Serena de Talarrubias hospital (Badajoz). Most of the first infected were young and middle-aged.

Public Health communicated the order with "immediate effects" to the residents of this population, which in August is multiplied up to a thousand people by the visit of emigrants and their families during this holiday period.

"We have to reverse this situation by taking extreme precautions," says the municipal ruling issued, which underlines "that the majority of our population are people at risk due to their age (and) that we have an obligation to protect."

It was this past Thursday when, officially, the outbreak was declared in the municipality, with the confirmation of the first nine infected people, seven of them located in the town itself and another two in Madrid. Precisely, and as confirmed by the Extremadura Health Service, the outbreak had its origin in a case imported from the capital of Spain.

The mayor of the town himself, Antonio Chaves , and some of the town hall officials have remained in quarantine in their homes in recent days until the confirmation of the PCR tests that have been carried out both on them and on other residents of the town at the medical center.

Specifically, 18 were held on Thursday and 55 on Friday. "We are going to continue doing more to complete the entire population, including those who visit us in summer," the councilor warned. The rest of the tests are scheduled to take place between this Monday and Tuesday.

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