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The Ministry of Health has reported 10,057 new infections and 530 deaths from coronavirus. The cumulative incidence of coronavirus infections continues to decline and is below 400. The Supreme Court has suspended the advance of the curfew at 8:00 p.m. in Castilla y León imposed by the president of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco. The Government of Pedro Sánchez appealed because it understood that this regional regulation violates the decree of the state of alarm, which sets mobility restrictions between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Mañueco has announced at a press conference that he is going to ask Sánchez for a meeting of regional presidents. For its part, the Junta de Andalucía wants to accelerate the rate of vaccination to “save the summer”, has assured the Minister of the Presidency, Elías Bendodo. With that intention, the Board will approve next week a plan to inject 500,000 doses a week, provided that the remittances that arrive weekly increase. For now, the Moderna company has announced that it will deliver half of the 400,000 doses of its vaccine against covid-19 that Spain was going to receive this week. This reduction, which affects the entire European Union (EU), will be compensated in March, according to the Ministry of Health, which has communicated it to the autonomous communities so that they take it into account in their vaccination schedules. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical Janssen has asked the EU for approval of its vaccine.