Spain records 257 new cases: update on the situation in Spain

It’s understandable that lots of people are getting concerned about their holidays and what the new rules mean here in Spain. There are many people in the predicament of whether or not to fly out to Spain and have their summer holidays. With the new rules, it means that it won’t be the same holiday as has been happening in the past. For more details you can read what it’s like to holiday in Spain during the new normal.

There have been outbreaks of coronavirus in several areas of Spain, at the moment these are contained to certain areas that are not near holiday destinations. Lleida in the Catalonia region and La Marina in Galicia have both been placed until a localised lockdown. According to the WHO figures, 257 cases of new infections were recorded on July 8th, which is the highest figure recorded since May 30th.

According to the WHO figures, 257 cases of new infections were recorded on July 8th, which is the highest figure recorded since May 30th.

To try and prevent further outbreaks, the Catalonia government have made Face masks compulsory in all public spaces, even where social distancing measures can be adhered to. This doesn’t apply to sunbathing on the beach, swimming pools, exercise and eating or drinking at a bar or restaurant. The Balearics have also announced that as of the weekend, face masks will be compulsory there too, in all public spaces regardless of whether social distancing can be respected.

The Balearics they are also in talks of making face masks will be compulsory regardless of whether social distancing can be respected. This doesn’t include sunbathing, swimming pools, exercise or eating and drinking at a restaurant. A decision will be made this weekend.

The outbreak in Lleida has led to a confinement of 200,000 people, where 500 cases have been detected. This area is in the Catalonia region and around 5 hours drive from Benidorm.

In the Basque Region, they have also made face masks compulsory in all public spaces in the municipality of Ordizia, in Gipuzkoa province, after 31 new cases were detected in the area. This is a 7 hour drive from Benidorm.

Face masks are compulsory for citizens and tourist alike, and face masks must be worn in Benidorm when social distancing cannot be respected in public spaces. If a mask is not worn, the fine will no be more than €100.

If a mask is not worn, the fine will no be more than €100. There are other sanctions being considered.

Patricia Gómez

In Benidorm, there are two active cases of coronavirus (July 8th 2020). Most things in Benidorm are now open, including water parks, bars, restaurants, swimming pools and hotels but the nightlife is still limited. There are places who have now started to have live performances but the nightclubs are still closed.

The good news for the province of Castellon and valencia province is there are now no people in the ICU. There have also been no deceased through Covid 19 in the Valencian community.

No people in the ICU in the Castellon and Valencia region.

Remember, if you are flying to Spain you will need to fill out the compulsory FCS form online and obtain your QR code.

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Information has been compiled from government health website and El País newspaper.

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2 thoughts on “Spain records 257 new cases: update on the situation in Spain

  1. Lauren and alex you’re worth your weight in gold helping with all the information you’re giving to everyone. Thank you very much for all you’re doing. Just wish this virus would go away and let us all get back to normality again and able to enjoy our holidays. Take care and stat safe. Xx💕💕

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