A curfew will apply in Catalonia anywhere the municipality’s population exceeds 5,000, and the COVID-19 infection rate over the past week has reached at least 400 diagnosed cases per 100,000. population.

He goes, among others, to Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Girona, Salo, Lloret del Mar and Blanes. Residents of 19 communes surrounded by towns with high rates of disease must forget to walk at night. As calculated, in addition to tourists, the curfew will affect nearly 6 million Catalans, more than 77 percent. Residents of the area.

Previously, Catalonia closed nightclubs, bars and discos, except for those in the open air. Night visits to beaches and parks are prohibited. It limited social gatherings to a maximum of 10 people and decided that concerts, gatherings and celebrations should end half an hour after midnight. Participants in events involving more than 500 people were required to show negative antigen tests, RT-PCR, or a vaccination certificate upon entry.

It was also decided not to drink alcoholic beverages or eat in public places.

People infected with SARS-CoV-2 began arriving after June 24 – Midsummer Night, which is celebrated in Catalonia. Then thousands gather in squares and beaches to light bonfires until morning. The Catalan Ministry of Health has reported 100,000 cases of the new coronavirus in the region in the past three weeks. Many patients are young adults under the age of 30. There are now 1,185 injured in Catalan hospitals, 219 of whom are in serious condition. Every fourth patient is younger than 40 years old. The average infection rate in the region is 979 people per 100,000 population.

Ewa Wesoka

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