“We’ve decided to implement perimeter controls around Segrià (county) in response to data that confirm significant growth in the number of Covid-19 cases,” Catalan regional president Quim Torra introduced at a press convention.
The confinement began at noon Saturday and consists of the provincial capital of Lleida. It might be enforced by 24 police checkpoints across the county’s perimeter, stopping motion out and in, aside from work or to look after folks with particular wants, two Catalan authorities spokesmen informed Source.
The confinement order doesn’t have a time restrict, and might be in place whereas wanted to fight the outbreak within the county, the 2 Catalan authorities spokesmen added.
For the previous few weeks, medical personnel have been attempting to manage varied coronavirus outbreaks within the county, involving seasonal farm employees at agricultural enterprises, and likewise at a senior care facility and a small resort that cares for the homeless.
Spain has tallied greater than 28,000 deaths and 250,000 circumstances from the pandemic, one of many hardest-hit international locations in Europe. But nationwide confinement throughout 3.5 months slowed the tempo of the virus, and the Spanish authorities lifted it on June 21, handing management again to Spain’s 17 regional governments.
Since then, officers have reported some 50 outbreaks of recent circumstances nationwide, localized round companies, care amenities, and even at events. But none has reached the extent of the Segrià county scenario.
There, residents will have the ability to transfer round throughout the county for important enterprise, however social gatherings in public might be restricted to 10 folks, the Catalan authorities mentioned.
Elsewhere, in southern Malaga, whose airport is a serious entry level for vacationers heading to Spain’s Costa del Sol seashores on the Mediterranean, medical authorities are investigating an outbreak with 105 confirmed circumstances of Covid-19, the Andalusia regional authorities mentioned on its web site.
In Granada, residence to the Alhambra Palace cultural website, they’re additionally investigating 5 different outbreaks, with a mixed complete of 29 confirmed circumstances principally within the native area, the Andalusia authorities mentioned.