Coronavirus : the residents of a zone in Catalonia reconfinés home - The Point

The health situation is more than ever a concern in Catalonia. The authorities of the region located in the north-east of Spain have imposed Sunday the reconfin

Coronavirus : the residents of a zone in Catalonia reconfinés home - The Point

The health situation is more than ever a concern in Catalonia. The authorities of the region located in the north-east of Spain have imposed Sunday the reconfinement home to the inhabitants of the area around the city of Lerida, after a sharp increase in the number of cases of coronavirus.

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"The population should remain" at home, has announced the regional manager of Health Alba Yards during a press conference. The area in question, with more than 200 000 inhabitants, had already been isolated from the rest of Catalonia last Saturday. This is the first time since the end of the confinement on 21 June that such a decision is made in Spain.

70 new assets

As in the containment of extremely strict imposed in mid-march, the people living in this area will have the right to leave their homes mostly to go to work, get medical care or buy food. Are also prohibited meetings of more than ten people. After a drastic decrease in the number of cases and deaths in one of the countries in Europe most affected by the pandemic, more than 70 new homes are assets in Spain.

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The area of Lleida, in the interior of Catalonia, is one of the areas that are of most concern to the authorities. According to the authorities, this hotbed of contagion is tied to the movement of seasonal agricultural workers who are involved in the fruit harvest in the north of Spain. In the suburbs of the city of Barcelona, in L'hospitalet de Llobregat has also seen a jump in the number of cases grew from 31 to 107 in a week, according to the town hall.

The mask-wearing reinforced

other homes are located in Galicia (North-West), as well as in the basque Country in the town of Ordizia, where stood Sunday in the first regional elections since the beginning of the pandemic, with enhanced measures of hygiene and safety. In this context, several regions have decided to strengthen the mandatory wearing of the mask. Its port is already mandatory in the whole of Spain in closed public spaces and on public roads, when it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of a meter and a half with other people.

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But Catalonia has decided on Thursday to impose it at any time, even when the safety distance can be complied with. The archipelago of the Balearic islands will strengthen him, also wearing a mask on Monday and the other regions are doing, such as Andalusia (in the South) and the Aragon (North). In Catalonia and the Balearic islands, regions of tourist, people bathing or tanning at the beach or the sports, however, are exempt from the port of the mask.

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