Mallorca in fear: On the Balearic island of the Infection to increase further. The daily newspaper "Diario de Mallorca" was the headline on Tuesday: "The Balearic Islands already exceed Germany's approved threshold of the contagions" - specifically, the leaf talks of the 55 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Now, the island of fear, to be soon by the foreign office to the risk area.infections are already on the threshold of the RKI
On Tuesday evening, the Foreign office has extended the travel warning for parts of Spain to Madrid and the Spanish Basque country because of the "re-Infection is high". Since the end of July, a warning against travel to three other Spanish regions, including Catalonia with the tourist metropolis of Barcelona and the beaches of the Costa Brava is.
This usually happens when the number of Corona-new infections exceeds the mark of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, within seven days: what's in Mallorca now also the case. Within 24 hours, had been found on Tuesday 228 new infections. For the first time, the value climbs to 55 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.the German landlady, says: "In the strongholds, we are safe"
The German Gerlinde Weidinger owns a Local on the island of Mallorca. The "Münchner Kindl" is only a few meters away from the ham road. Reason for a warning from the foreign office, she does not see currently.
photo: FOCUS Online In the "Münchner Kindl" to keep the guests usually outside. So far, the operator Gerlinde Weidinger had no problems with the authorities - or Corona.
"A travel warning is appropriate for Madrid, Barcelona, because the cities are where you live tight," she says in an interview with FOCUS Online. "In Mallorca, the cases are rising, but most of them are no cases in holiday regions. There are isolated cases in Palma or Inca, but currently there are hardly any cases among tourists, in Hotels. In the strongholds, we are not sure at the moment,“ says the landlady, at least, with a view on the current infection situation.Rising infection numbers due to high test capacity
But the rising Numbers are cause for concern: On Wednesday, the Kosovo office of epidemiology of 1,259 were in the Balearic "active" Covid-19-patient documented - 739 more than a week earlier, reported the "Mallorca Zeitung".
You sign up currently, especially as many new infections as much more Tests were carried out as previously stressed, the Balearic health Minister Patricia Gómez against the Spanish island press. So the system alone would in the public health in the Balearic Islands is currently approximately 2,000 PCR Tests per day - more than the highlights of the first wave.Many shorten the season, some Hotel closures 15. September
For the dependent on tourism, the island can have these Numbers to devastating effect. "If a travel warning would come, would of course be a large number of bookings were cancelled," says the owner of a Restaurant Weidinger. "I have the feeling that the visitor numbers for June anyway back are gone. It even closed down some of the Hotels and Local, because too few guests there. I've heard that many of the early hotel closures are planned, some of them already on the 15. September“.
In the case of a travel warning organiser need to cancel a pre-booked Trips. Customers have the choice between a voucher or a refund of the money. Holidaymakers at the time of the warning in the Region, can cancel the trip. The organizers bring them back. Before the end of July in the UK, arranged in a mandatory Quarantine for people returning from Spain had sparked a slump in bookings.For many, would mean a travel warning of financial Ruin
If the Foreign office is to designate a travel warning for Mallorca, having to fear a lot of restaurant companies and Hotels for their Survival. "If the visitor numbers continue to decline, would come to a lot of Restaurants that were still somewhat on the water, your existence minium," says Weidinger in the FOCUS Interview Online. "All opaque": economist criticises different Corona-rules on Mallorca FOCUS Online "All opaque": economist criticises different Corona-rules in MajorcaSecond Lockdown is currently not
planned Only hope for the tourism industry: That there is no second Lockdown. Instead of a Lockdown, thinks the Spanish government over other more stringent measures: "There are Considerations, whether, for example, the number of visitors of a restaurant, which is currently at 300, is still further reduced," says landlady Weidinger.
Until the end of the year, the loss of up to 750,000 jobs and a decline in normal times, the anticipated revenue by more than 50 per cent, or € 83 billion, threatened the newspaper "El País" recently, citing estimates by the travel business Association Exceltur reported.
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