Spain has registered this Thursday, August 13, close to 3 000 new cases in 24 hours. This Friday, 14 August, the minister of Health Salvador Illa has introduced a series of measures that will apply throughout the territory to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In particular, it was decided, for the whole country, the closure of nightclubs and ban on smoking in the street.
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To combat the contagion, discos, night bars and dance halls will be closed. Restaurants and bars will close at one in the morning and not be able to receive customers after midnight. Smoking will be prohibited in the street unless they are able to maintain a safety distance of two meters. This measure, which follows the recommendations of the world health Organization, is already in force in 2 of the 17 autonomous regions, Galicia and the Canary islands.
The limited visits in the retirement homes
In retirement homes, visits will be limited and all new residents will be required to be tested to their admission. The regions are obliged to perform test campaigns in the population groups at risk and in the districts and urban areas particularly affected by the contagion. The minister has not immediately clarified the date of entry into force of these new restrictions.
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Spain, which already has 28 605 dead of the Covid-19, had lived from 14 march to 21 June under the state of alert, which allowed the central government to impose restrictions on the territory. The regions have since recovered their autonomy and the ministry of Health had to negotiate with them the adoption of these measures at the national level. This country of 47 million inhabitants has recorded 110 cases per 100 000 population, an incidence rate much higher than those in other major countries of western Europe.Date Of Update: 14 August 2020, 09:33