How the Covid-19 pandemic is being experienced in Andorra


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Despite its location and natural environment, Andorra has been unable to escape the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic . The coronavirus has also attacked the population of Andorra, although with less intensity than elsewhere. The lower population density and the good performance of the government has had a lot to do with it.

Evolution of the coronavirus in Andorra

On March 17 the Covid-19 patients began to grow in the principality. After reaching 500 infected on April 14, it reached the maximum peak of the curve, which would be confirmed days later with a drop in infections. As of May 14, the total number of infected is 750, with only 135 active cases and 49 deaths. You can follow the news of the cases on the page of the Andorran government.

With these data we can say that Andorra is currently the country with the least active Covid-19 patients worldwide.

Measures against Covid-19 in Andorra

In Andorra, good measures have been taken against the coronavirus, both in terms of the disease itself and in the economy. The first thing to note is that Andorra has carried out a coronavirus test on its entire population . In this way, normality will recover quickly and possible regrowths will be controlled.

Like anywhere else, contact with others has been reduced to prevent the spread of the virus. You can go out to exercise respecting the rules, as well as go buy basic necessities. In Andorra it is mandatory to wear a mask , although it is not when you are doing sport alone and outdoors.

As all the curves have stabilized, the confinement is relaxing and little by little other establishments will be opening . It is expected that by June 1 all establishments will be open under restrictive security measures, including restaurants (except discotheques or others where there may be crowds).

Economic measures in Andorra for the coronavirus

As far as the economy is concerned, the Andorran government has created a battery of aid for companies, individuals and the self-employed residing in Andorra . These are some of the most prominent.

  • 120 million euros to guarantee the wages of people who have been affected by Covid-19. It is guaranteed to collect the minimum wage (€ 1083.33).
  • 20% reduction in rent for all affected people. If your monthly mortgage payment is equal to or greater than 30% of the income of the family unit, it is canceled.
  • If you are self-employed and have had to suspend your activity, you can access a monthly minimum wage benefit.
  • Soft loans for companies and freelancers at 0% interest, so they can pay salaries, rents, etc.
  • 80% discount on rental of premises for businesses that continue their activity. If you have had to close, you don’t have to pay anything. In addition, you can request all kinds of aid when they return to the activity.
  • Suspension of debts, taxes, fees and penalties.
  • Deferrals, installments and discounts on basic supplies.

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