The government of Madrid said if the restrictions aren’t implemented in the region, the residents are at serious risk.
The Spain’s health minister, Salvador Illa urged Madrid authorities to impose stricter rules in the area, in an effort to control new COVID-19 cases in the region.
As information the area has the highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in Spain, with 746.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
But, the Madrid regional government extended restrictions in some COVID-19 hotspots in the area but refused to enact a city-wide lockdown.
The restrictions will be applied to eight small areas with an incidence rate of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Spain, one of the worst-affected countries in Europe went under a strict lockdown from March until May. After all restrictions were lifted, at the end of June, new infections began to surge.