What regions of Spain are on lockdown and what are the new rules?

Spain has imposed a second local lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases.

It comes as England loosened travel restrictions for 73 holiday destinations – including Spain – meaning travellers won’t need to quarantine when they return after July 10.

Hundreds of holidaymakers have already jetted abroad ahead of the ban loosening.



Spanish Civil Guards have set up checkpoints to enforce the new lockdown

Scenes in Malaga Airport showed long queues as travellers waited to undergo new mandatory health checks required in Spain.

But new local lockdowns in two regions of Spain mean holidays could be cancelled if restrictions are imposed.

La Marina, Galicia

Residents in the Galician town of La Marina will face the new rules until Friday after the area was closed last Sunday at midnight.

A fresh outbreak saw more than 100 people test positive for Covid-19, with 258 cases recorded on July 5.

Citizens will not be locked to their homes but will face stricter rules, with gatherings are limited to ten people.

Face masks are compulsory even if people are outdoors, and bars and restaurants have halved their capacity.

Regional health minister Jesus Vazquez Almuina said a spike in infections was linked to bars in the area, on Sunday. 



Thousands of Spanish residents face stricter rules

Lleida province

The lockdown of western Catalan city of Lleida and the rest of Segrià county saw 200,000 residents face stricter rules.

Catalonia is one of the Spanish regions worst affected by coronavirus.

On Saturday, the number of citizens with coronavirus admitted to the University Hospital in Lleida had tripled in 10 days , according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Data from Catalan health ministry shows cases increased by 155 in the Lleida region on Friday, just before restrictions were imposed.

Ahead of the lockdown, residents were encouraged to return home by 4pm or risk being unable to get to their homes.

Now officials are debating whether to make wearing face masks obligatory in public at all times.

This would mean beachgoers would be expected to wear them whilst sunbathing on the beach.

At the moment sunseekers can ditch them once they are on the sand. 

A spokesman for the Generalitat, Catalonia’s regional government, said: “We will have to live with coronavirus for the next few months. That’s a reality.

“The virus is still here and will continue to spread.“While we don’t have a vaccine we will have to put in place other types of barriers.”

Speaking to local press he added: “We think that by making face masks mandatory, we will guarantee that they are used as they should be.”

When the lockdown was imposed, citizens were advised not to travel between towns, with police setting up checkpoints.

Spain’s health minister, Salvador Illa, said the government was following the situation closely.

He tweeted: “Social distancing and lockdown measures were the key to flattening the curve.

“Now they are needed again to stop the outbreaks.”

source.



LuvNaughty | We're here to get you off LiL VAPE | Home of the vapour Latest Media News | Stay updated with us The Lazy Days | Procrastinate right