Authorities in Catalonia on Sunday urged more than 96,000 people in a few towns to remain at dwelling, as coronavirus cases continued to rise in one of Spain’s worst-strike locations.
This is in addition to some 4 million individuals in the location, which include in its funds Barcelona, that were being on Friday urged to continue to be at residence as regional authorities toughened their reaction to the crisis.
In a statement on Sunday, authorities urged folks residing in Figueres and Vilafant, in the province of Girona, and Sant Feliu de Llobregat, near Barcelona, to keep at house other than for important journeys.
The most up-to-date figures from Catalonia’s regional health ministry on Saturday showed a each day boost of 1,226 circumstances.
The continue to be-residence simply call stops short of imposing a mandatory lockdown, but is the strongest evaluate taken to returning men and women to dwelling confinement given that Spain emerged from a nationwide lockdown last month.
New steps contain a ban on meetings of in excess of 10 men and women. Bars and dining establishments will be permitted to open, but at 50 for each cent capacity inside of and with a 2-metre (6.5-foot) distance concerning tables outdoors.
Spain, a person of Europe’s toughest-hit nations around the world with a lot more than 28,000 Covid-19 fatalities, emerged from a strict countrywide lockdown on June 21. But since then additional than 170 infection clusters have sprung up, prompting regional authorities to impose a patchwork of local constraints.