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Police move in to close the bars when Magaluf's party strip closes after yobs jump on cars


This is the historic moment when the police moved in to close shops along Magaluf's infamous party strip after filming overcrowded British yobs while jumping on cars.

Bar owners expect to close their doors by midnight by at least September 15 after a shock decision by regional governors has ordered their closure.

Two police officers responsible for Punta Ballena were charged with enforcing the closure orders, which were supported by regional government inspectors.

The official state bulletin that ordered the closure of the party strip and two others near Palma, which are less popular with British revelers, have been released earlier.

Punta Ballena is one of three streets in Mallorca that need to be closed, and a food business owner has been told to close even though her fridge is full, given the prospect of having to throw away the products.

A reveler leaves the police when the authorities begin to close bars and clubs in Magaluf. The doors are expected to remain closed until September 15th

The police were stationed along the strip when, on order from the town hall, they began to enforce the closures

The police were stationed along the strip when, on the orders of the town hall, they began to enforce the closures

The closures affect many tourist companies as well as pubs and bars. Above: The police close and speak to a woman while forcing the closure

The closures affect many tourist companies as well as pubs and bars. Above: The police close and speak to a woman while forcing the closure

People are starting a cocktail bar in Magaluf to remove tables and chairs are being forced to close

People are starting a cocktail bar in Magaluf to remove tables and chairs are being forced to close

A local, who did not want to be named, said, "I woke up expecting to do a decent trade with the growing number of tourists who had arrived, and now I am told to close again."

"It's heartbreaking and annoying."

Meanwhile, pictures of Ibiza show shops with closed shutters, nightclubs without revelers and restaurants without guests on the party island, which is usually full of tourists for the summer season.

British revelers who weren't wearing face masks returned to the Punta Ballena party strip in Magaluf, Spain, shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday to start their vacation with alcohol

British revelers who weren't wearing face masks returned to the Punta Ballena party strip in Magaluf, Spain, shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday to start their vacation with alcohol

One man danced on the roof of a car while others flooded a street on the party strip

One man danced on the roof of a car while others flooded a street on the party strip

The scenes that took place on Friday when the police reached the area to make sure the bars closed on time came when concerned residents predicted the problem would only get worse. Pictured: A fully occupied club in Magaluf

The scenes that took place on Friday when the police reached the area to make sure the bars closed on time came when concerned residents predicted the problem would only get worse. Pictured: A fully occupied club in Magaluf

The longest beach supermarkets, Playa d & # 39; en Bossa, which is home to some of the island's most popular clubs, are closed, as are the Amnesia and Privelige night clubs last night.

In contrast, the crowding of the 1.3-mile-long Levante beach in the mainland tourism hotspot of Benidorm has prompted city officials to order sun worshipers to book their spots from Friday in advance.

In Magaluf, Mr. Negueruela said that the closings would take place "immediately", which means that businesses in Punta Ballena should be closed as of today.

The Calvia Council, the local authority for the Magaluf area, which also includes Punta Ballena, has not yet issued an official statement.

However, a source from the local council described the decision as "historic".

It is not yet clear how long the closure will take, but it is not expected to be lifted until after the summer season. British and Irish tourists are expected to be informed by their hotels of the shock movement later in the day.

The regional government is also expected to inform tour operators so that they can advise vacationers who have not yet arrived.

View of an empty street and closed restaurants yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of an empty street and closed restaurants yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of the closed night club "Amnesia" on July 14, 2020 in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of the closed nightclub & # 39; Amnesia & # 39; on July 14, 2020 in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of the closed & # 39; Ushuaia & # 39; Beach hotels and clubs and the empty parking lot & # 39; Hi & # 39; Night clubs yesterday in Ibiza, Spain

View of the closed & # 39; Ushuaia & # 39; Beach hotels and clubs and the empty parking lot & # 39; Hi & # 39; Night clubs yesterday in Ibiza, Spain

A well-placed source said, "The decision to close was made yesterday, but has been kept top secret until today."

The third street affected is Calle de la Cerveza or the English beer street, which, like Calle del Jamon, is located in the municipality of Palma.

Brit Yobs, filmed while jumping onto a parked car in Punta Ballena at around 2 a.m. last Friday, were destroyed by locals on social media.

People went into social media to rage: “Total chaos in Punta Ballena. Hundreds of B ## ches' sons from the UK.

“No face masks on, jump on cars, get drunk, drink alcohol on the street. A disaster. Where is the police? A shame for the king. & # 39;

One of the men who were filmed jumping up and down on the badly damaged parked car was arrested but released after several hours in prison.

None of the holidaymakers filmed wore face masks, although there was no guaranteed social distancing and the rules for their use in the Balearic Islands were tightened on Monday.

The number of British vacationers flying to Spain has increased since June 21, when they were re-admitted for the first time in three months.

Costa vacationers received a boost on Friday after the quarantine for people arriving from English airports in Spain was abolished.

British revelers, hoping to do whatever they want with alcohol in Magaluf this summer, were warned in June that the coronavirus would not stop the police from taking action against them.

View of empty street and closed restaurant yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of empty street and closed restaurant yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of the closed nightclub & # 39; Privilege & # 39; yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. While Ibiza looks like a ghost town, 160,000 people have been locked up elsewhere in Catalonia as the number of cases in the autonomous region increases

View of the closed nightclub & # 39; Privilege & # 39; yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. While Ibiza looks like a ghost town, 160,000 people have been locked up elsewhere in Catalonia as the number of cases in the autonomous region increases

People visit the 1.3 mile long Levante beach in the Spanish southeastern city of Benidorm on March 31, 2015

People visit the 1.3 mile long Levante beach in the Spanish southeastern city of Benidorm on March 31, 2015

The Balearic Minister of Tourism, Iago Negueruela, said his government was "particularly vigilant" to monitor the decree, which fined drunken tourism with fines for jumping balconies and banning alcohol cruises and drinks such as happy hour and 2×1.

And in comments repeated by local newspapers, the stubborn minister said local authorities would do everything to ensure that the kind of tourists they wanted to keep away from party resorts like Magaluf "didn't have the option our islands to come ".

Mr Negueruela criticized Britain's response to the coronavirus crisis and earlier this year accused her of being too slow to take blocking measures when Boris Johnson was still talking about the persecution of his so-called "herd immunity plan".

The government of the Balearic Islands made every initial effort to attract vacationers from Germany as part of a pilot plan for foreign tourism that excluded British tourists.

The decree to combat garbage tourism, approved in January, was the first in Europe to restrict the promotion and sale of alcohol in certain areas of the Balearic Islands, including Magaluf and San Antonio in neighboring Ibiza.

It includes an alcohol limit of three drinks during meals in all-inclusive hotels, a ban on pub crawls, and fines in excess of £ 50,000 for vacationers caught jumping from the hotel balcony.

On Tuesday, the deputy mayor of the Calvia Council said that misbehaving tourists would face the full consequences of the law.

Nati Frances, whose political mandate includes responsibility for the local police force employed in the town hall, said: “We want tourists to come naturally but not to behave as badly as they did recently.

"We want vacationers to enjoy the nightlife, but not an alcohol theme park."

Regarding the scandalous images of British tourists jumping up and down in a parked car, she told the island newspaper Diario de Mallorca: “These images worry us because in times like these they show irresponsibility.

& # 39; But it was something very specific. They do not reflect what happened the next day. & # 39;

Former President of the Balearic Islands, Jose Ramon Bauza, described Punta Ballena in 2014 as "500 meters of shame".

Spain, which is dependent on tourism, one of the most affected countries in Europe with more than 28,000 deaths from the pandemic, ended a tough national ban on June 21.

Since then, more than 170 clusters have emerged that have prompted regional authorities to patch up local restrictions that confuse locals and anger companies.

In Benidormg, however, Levante Beach has become so popular since the Coronavirus blockage was lifted that City Mayor Toni Pérez says the new booking system needs to take action

So far there are no time restrictions. Sun worshipers can book their place for the whole day or only for the morning or afternoon.

The other two beaches of Poniente and Mal Pas do not need to be booked in advance. You just show up with your possessions and are led to your clay court. To serve more people, all three beaches will be open until 9:30 p.m. later and access points have been expanded to 39.

The Mayor of Benidorm, Toni Perez, said of the planned booking of a beach place: “From Friday 17th, a plot of land must be reserved to spend a day on the Levante beach.

"To this end, the web booking platform included in the Benidorm Beach Safety project will be activated at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 16, allowing users to select the area, property and time (full day, morning or afternoon). "

He then instructed sun worshipers to fill out a reservation form at www.benidormbeachsafety.es/ that will send them an email link to download their passbook to be checked at the beach entry point.

View of an empty street and closed shops and restaurants yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. Meanwhile, the demand for deck chairs in Benidorm is so high that the mayor has set up a booking system for sun worshipers

View of an empty street and closed shops and restaurants yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. Meanwhile, the demand for deck chairs in Benidorm is so high that the mayor has set up a booking system for sun worshipers

View of empty street and closed restaurant yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of empty street and closed restaurant yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. The summer season has started in Ibiza, but with far fewer tourists due to the outbreak of the corona virus

View of the closed nightclub & # 39; Privilege & # 39; yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. While Ibiza looks like a ghost town, 160,000 people have been locked up elsewhere in Catalonia as the number of cases in the autonomous region increases

View of the closed nightclub & # 39; Privilege & # 39; yesterday in Ibiza, Spain. While Ibiza looks like a ghost town, 160,000 people have been locked up elsewhere in Catalonia as the number of cases in the autonomous region increases

“In the El Torrejó building and on the promenade at Europa Avenue and Rincón de Loix, there will be three physical points of attention and information that, in addition to resolving incidents, can also be used by those who do not have the resources or the technology Accessibility Make your reservation, ”he added.

Since the opening on June 15th, the beaches of Benidorm have seen more than 381,000 people with daily peaks over 29,000. The beaches used to accommodate three times as many people, but there were limits due to corona virus safety regulations.

The mayor said Levante was the most popular route, hence the new booking system that allows slots to be reserved either from noon on the same day or at any time for the following day.

If the sun worshiper only wants part of the day, the morning shifts are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the afternoon shifts from 3 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

The intention is to make Benidorm's beaches the safest in Europe.

Thousands of Catalans are returning as Spain fights new virus clusters

In Catalonia, a judge on Tuesday evening finally approved the order of the regional government to stay at home for the residents of Lleida and six nearby cities after several days of legal and political tensions over the matter.

Under the new rules, people are only allowed to leave their homes for important activities such as work or shopping, while hotels, restaurants and bars close, except for the collection or delivery of groceries.

The regional authorities have also encouraged residents of three neighborhoods to stay at home in L’ # Hospitalet, a suburb of Barcelona where around 260,000 people live, but this is not a mandatory limitation.

Sanitary workers received patients yesterday in a makeshift hospital in Prat de la Riba in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

Sanitary workers received patients yesterday in a makeshift hospital in Prat de la Riba in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

Another judge refused to stamp a proposed restriction there for meetings of more than 10 people.

After more than 28,000 deaths from the pandemic, the Spanish government ended a nationwide ban on June 21 because it had dealt with the worst virus, as the number of infections had almost stopped.

However, since then, more than 170 clusters have sprung up across Spain, causing the regional authorities to impose a patchwork of local restrictions that confused the locals and angered the companies.

While Catalonia, the second largest region in Spain, is the first to bring citizens back home, parts of Galicia have been closed off to visitors, and the Basque city of Ordizia has imposed a curfew to combat its own outbreaks.

And, following Catalonia's example, a number of regions introduced mandatory use of masks at all times, regardless of whether social distancing can be guaranteed. In the southern Andalusian region, the restriction even applies to beach visitors.

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