Coronavirus : the Catalonia reconfine nearly 200 000 inhabitants - The Point

Spain keeps up with the containment, locally for the moment. The region of Catalonia has ordained Saturday, July 4, for the containment of the area del Segria,

Coronavirus : the Catalonia reconfine nearly 200 000 inhabitants - The Point

Spain keeps up with the containment, locally for the moment. The region of Catalonia has ordained Saturday, July 4, for the containment of the area del Segria, in and around the city of Lerida, 150 kilometres to the west of Barcelona, " on the basis of data that confirm a very strong growth in the number of cases of contagion of Covid-19 ", said to the press the president of the region, the pro-independence Quim Torra. This confinement, which began at noon Saturday, is a restriction of the inputs and outputs of this area. Some 200 000 inhabitants are affected.

The regional minister of Health, Alba Yards, clarified that the combinations of more than ten persons were prohibited, and visits to retirement homes suspended. Only two weeks after the lifting of the containment widespread that prevented the Spaniards to leave their province, the reconfinement of 200 000 inhabitants coincides with the reopening of the borders on Saturday to the nationals of the 12 new countries. Spain had already allowed the citizens of the EU and of the Schengen area as well as the British on 21 June.

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28 385 dead in Spain

Spain is one of The countries most affected by the pandemic, with at least 28 385 dead. But the authorities believe they have managed to control the contagion, after a severe confinement of more than three months. However, the country had registered on Friday, 17 died of the coronavirus in a day, according to the ministry of Health, the largest daily number of deaths since 19 June.

The department of Health had stressed on Friday that new reinforcements had been deployed in airports, for " the control of arrivals of travellers ", with taking of temperature and collection of their personal data. The number of confirmed cases reached the 250 545 to 47 million inhabitants, according to the latest balance sheet of the ministry of Health on Friday.

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