Catalonia registers 816 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours and reconfine more than 200 000 people around the city of Lerida. One of the most touristic regions of Spain is once again affected by the coronavirus, while the holidays are just beginning.
The containment imposed in 38 communes banned any travel in this area located to the west of Barcelona, in the interior of the land. The regional authorities, according to which the focus of contamination is due to the movement of seasonal agricultural workers, wanted to strengthen the measure on Sunday, by assigning people to their home.
On Monday morning, the Spanish justice has decided otherwise, stating that the reconfinement in the home is ” contrary to law “.
There remains, however, that this increase of cases of infections such as the bad sign it was launched by a reconfinement undermines a tourist season in the iberian already severely compromised. And while the sector represents 12% of the GDP of the region of Catalonia, which usually houses 20 million foreign tourists, of which 5 million French.
Wearing a mask mandatory
With containment, the province hopes to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the region of Lerida. This may not be sufficient, as the authorities impose now the mask-wearing mandatory on the public highway and in closed spaces in all circumstances. Only exceptions to the rule, the practice of sports, swimming and tanning on the beach.
The Balearic islands, the other very touristic area, have followed suit to the Catalonia on the obligation of wearing a mask. Other provinces should also impose it as early as the beginning of the week, including Andalusia and Aragon.
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