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Spain has another 2,255 cases of Covid within 24 hours with a number of infections of 319,501


King Felipe VI And Queen Letizia of Spain put on face masks during a mass as part of her tour of the country.

The royal couple was pictured this morning at a Galicia Day Mass in the Church of San Martino Pinario in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia.

It is because Spain recorded 2,255 more coronavirus cases within 24 hours and Catalonia has closed its nightclubs for two weeks for fear of a second wave.

The Catalan government threatened to close discos across the region when the number of cases rose to 319,501 yesterday.

The nightclub owners were told to close their doors for the next fortnight.

The move comes when Spanish health officials admitted they could be dealing with a second wave of coronavirus.

The regions of Catalonia and Aragon are the two most affected areas.

Five areas of Spain have now been blocked to curb the spread of the virus. Catalonia, Zaragoza, Pamplona, ​​Totana and A Marina.

Meanwhile, King Felipe VI. And Queen Letizia of Spain traveled through the country to better understand the effects of the virus.

King Felipe VI And Queen Letizia of Spain traveled the country to better understand the effects of the virus. Pictured at a day of Galicia mass in the San Martino Pinario church in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia

The Catalan government has threatened to close discos across the region as the number of cases rose to 319,501 yesterday. Pictured Barcelona on July 19th

The Catalan government has threatened to close discos across the region as the number of cases rose to 319,501 yesterday. Pictured Barcelona on July 19th

Barcelona earlier this week said it would reduce the maximum number of people who could use its beaches at the same time from 38,000 to 32,000 as officials asked sun-seekers to avoid weekend peak hours.

Last weekend, residents of Barcelona were asked to stay at home wherever possible, as city councilors tried to encourage voluntary quarantine to curb the spread of the corona virus.

Catalan President Quim Torra admitted earlier this week that his government had examined the possibility of ordering the closure of discos in the region, which has a population of almost eight million.

The move affects all facilities with disco or music hall licenses.

The prestigious Catalan daily El Periodico said the closure order also affected nightclubs, although a tweet from regional health chiefs simply said, “The opening of discos, music halls, and nightclubs open to shows that have been approved for shows has been suspended across Catalonia. & # 39;

This graphic shows the new Spanish coronavirus cases in the past two weeks. A further 2,255 new cases were registered. The large increase of 4,000 cases is due to the fact that the country has stopped reporting cases on weekends

This graphic shows the new Spanish coronavirus cases in the past two weeks. A further 2,255 new cases were registered. The large increase of 4,000 cases is due to the fact that the country has stopped reporting cases on weekends

This graph of the overall coronavirus outbreak shows that cases are increasing rapidly, but are still lagging behind the 9,000 a day at the peak of the outbreak

This graph of the total coronavirus outbreak shows the number of coronavirus deaths per day in Spain and shows that the number of deaths has not yet increased with the increase in cases

The Spanish daily El Pais said the two-week ban that was introduced at midnight also applied to hotels with dance floors that provide musical entertainment.

Bars and restaurants in the areas where most cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the past few days, including the city center of Barcelona and surrounding sleep towns, as well as the towns in Girona further north, including Figueres, must close by midnight.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has asked the country's citizens not to travel to Catalonia because of the health situation there.

Catalan Health Minister Josep Maria Argimon admitted that his health care system was facing "critical days".

He added: “We are not in critical days like March when our intensive care units in the hospital were full.

People sitting on beach towels in Cala de Alfacar, Menorca earlier this week for fear of a second wave of coronavirus cases in Spain

People sitting on beach towels in Cala de Alfacar, Menorca earlier this week for fear of a second wave of coronavirus cases in Spain

"The key now is that people follow all the rules and guidelines to ensure that the spread of the virus slows down."

The Catalan late night entertainment shutdown follows a path that other regions in Spain have followed, although the Balearic Islands were the only ones to take the draconian measure before new cases emerged.

Late night bars in Murcia have been told that they can only serve outside customers who settle in places like patios where social distance is guaranteed.

The British airlift to Spain could be dropped without notice

British tourists have been warned that a new travel system could cause airlifts to collapse briefly and be quarantined when they return to the UK.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office earlier this month made exemptions for a number of countries from its "far from essential" travel guidelines.

This means that vacationers can currently travel to 74 locations without having to quarantine for 14 days after returning to the UK.

However, the UK is currently reviewing every country on the "safe list" every three weeks. However, the government is expected to submit a new ongoing checklist, which means that locations could be on a “red list” very quickly, as The Telegraph reports.

This means that you could go abroad for your vacation to a country on the "safe" list, but while an increase in coronavirus cases might be gone, the government could put it on the "red" list, meaning that You would have to be quarantined for 14 years. Days after your return.

In Navarre, which also includes the city of Pamplona, ​​where the famous bull race normally takes place every year, immediate measures are being taken, including the closing of nightclubs at 2 a.m.

Officials in Madrid also said yesterday that they were investigating plans to redefine nightlife in the region, which would refer to the simultaneous reduction in the number of people inside and outside bars and clubs.

A block in the Totana community in Murcia, southeastern Spain, was the result of a Covid 19 outbreak in a pub called Dubai.

More than 50 people in the nightclub tested positive for the virus.

Around 30,000 residents are affected by the Totana closure. Entry and exit to the community is prohibited, except in cases of extreme necessity.

Restaurants and bars are only allowed to open outside terraces with a capacity of 50 percent.

It comes after France has told its citizens not to go to Catalonia.

Norway has also reintroduced the quarantine rules for people arriving from Spain, while the British were warned that airlifts could be canceled in the short term, so that they would be isolated for two weeks when they returned to the UK.

Although the UK government has kept Spain on its “green list” of non-quarantined countries, officials have indicated that this could change without notice if the rise in Spanish cases worsens.

Some British holidaymakers cancel their trips and TUI has announced that it will cancel packages to Spain if returning travelers are forced into a 14-day quarantine when they return to the UK.

France and Germany also announced today that all returning travelers will receive a free coronavirus test, fearing that the holiday season in some cases will lead to an increase on the continent.

In response to the threat, the authorities on the Costa del Sol have ordered people running on the beach to wear face masks.

People who exercise had previously been exempted from using face covers across Spain.

But the town hall of Mijas has now announced that its Senda Litoral, which is located on a long promenade that connects existing paths and promenades and extends over most of the municipality's coast, is not possible for athletes who play sports unless they mask themselves.

The decision was made after the city hall chiefs had been told that social distancing could not be guaranteed.

Mijas, located between Marbella in the west and Fuengirola in the east, is a popular destination for British vacationers and home to thousands of expats.

It is believed that it is the first local authority in Spain to make face masks compulsory for exercisers in part of their public outdoor areas.

The Senda Litoral is a project involving 14 municipalities on the Costa del Sol that are expected to connect more than 110 miles of coastline with existing trails and boardwalks.

This increases the prospect that other town halls along the famous coast will follow this example and prohibits sports enthusiasts from jogging by the sea at any time of the day.

The use of face masks in Spain has gradually been tightened. They are now mandatory almost everywhere in the open air outdoors across the country, as they have been mandatory in public places such as shops and public transportation for some time now.

French health authorities already registered 4,724 new cases this week, from 3,922 from last Monday to Friday and 3,792 the previous week

French health authorities already registered 4,724 new cases this week, from 3,922 from last Monday to Friday and 3,792 the previous week

Madrid and the Canary Islands are the only regions where people can put them outdoors in public spaces where social distance can be guaranteed.

Exceptions where to use them vary from region to region. Most coastal locations have beaches excluded, but Andalusia, which includes the Costa del Sol, insists on using it on beaches, unless sun worshipers sit in the sand or go swimming to and from the water.

One of the leading Spanish health authorities warned that the country could be suffering from a second wave of coronaviruses as the number of cases has increased alarmingly and triggered numerous local closures.

Deputy director of emergency health, Maria Jose Sierra, expressed concern about the increase in Covid 19 cases when the country recorded another 2,255 new cases today.

Britons cancel trips to Spain for fear they will be in 14-day quarantine when they come back when the airlift is canceled

British holidaymakers cancel their trip to Spain for fear of being in a 14-day quarantine when they return to the UK.

Sunbathers fear that the UK government may cancel its Airlift Agreement with Spain given growing concerns over a second rise.

Such a move would result in vacationers in Spain being isolated for two weeks when they return to the UK – even if they didn't have to do so when they left.

The State and Commonwealth Office today reduced its three-week review of the 74 airlifts to just one week, while Spanish health authorities have raised concerns about a second surge in coronavirus.

A vacationer, Lynn Carratt, 39, says she has canceled her trip to Spain because she fears the government will remove the country from the list of airlifts when it reviews the program on Monday.

A vacationer, Lynn Carratt (picture), 39, from London, says she has canceled her trip to Spain because she fears the government will drop the country from the list of airlifts when it reviews the program on Monday

A vacationer, Lynn Carratt (picture), 39, from London, says she has canceled her trip to Spain because she fears the government will drop the country from the list of airlifts when it reviews the program on Monday

Ms. Carratt, who is from London and is director of PR company E20 Communications, should fly to Mallorca with her husband for a week-long vacation tomorrow, but has now exchanged her flights from Spain to Greece.

She said to MailOnline: & # 39; It's a concern. When the airlifts appear for review on Monday, it looks like Spain is one of the countries that pose a risk.

"We didn't want to be on vacation and Spain will be removed from the list on Monday and then we'll have to be quarantined for two weeks."

The couple will instead fly to Crete tomorrow – just a year after they got married on the Greek island of Santorini.

She added: “Greece only had 27 cases on the mainland and islands today. Spain had 2,615 yesterday.

"Anyone can get infected with coronavirus. It's just about being sensible and finding the right measures and protection to protect yourself."

Another traveler said to MailOnline: “We should be in Spain now.

“We had booked a month trip to spend it with our daughter and son-in-law who live out there.

"But we canceled it, and even when the airlift was installed, we didn't make any rebookings for that reason and obviously didn't want to risk getting corona virus."

Ms. Sierra said: “We have important breakouts. It could be a second wave. We have to see what happens in the next few weeks. & # 39;

922 new infections have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to 971 the previous day.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex said: "We strongly encourage French citizens to avoid it" to go to Catalonia, where nearly 8,000 new cases have occurred in the past two weeks.

French health authorities are also concerned about the steady increase in coronavirus cases in their own country after registering 4,724 new cases this week, up from 3,922 a week earlier.

Sierra's comments are the first time a senior Spanish health official has used the phrase "second wave" since an increase in the number of Covid 19 cases after the country's state of emergency ended on June 21.

The Spanish tourism industry, which accounts for around 12 percent of the country's economy, is now facing uncertainty after the country's borders were reopened to tourists with enthusiasm last month.

And Spanish epidemiologist Juan Jose Badiola said he couldn't rule out a national return to a draconian state of emergency when people were told to stay inside unless they wanted to buy food or go to the chemist.

People wearing face masks are walking along La Misericordia beach in Malaga earlier this week as Spain is facing a new blow to its tourism industry due to the corona virus

People wearing face masks are walking along La Misericordia beach in Malaga earlier this week as Spain is facing a new blow to its tourism industry due to the corona virus

He told Spanish television operator Telecinco today, "I would like to believe that we do not need to go back to this, but I cannot completely rule it out as the rate of new infections becomes very worrying."

The Murcia region sealed off 30,000 people in the city of Totana earlier this week, so that after 55 cases related to a nightlife district, no one can enter or exit.

Restrictions were tightened in Zaragoza and Pamplona, ​​while millions of people were asked to stay at home in Catalonia, including Barcelona.

British people have to wear masks during training in Spain

British vacationers wishing to take a morning run along part of the coast of the Costa del Sol have been told that they too must wear face masks.

People who exercise had previously been exempted from using face covers across Spain.

But the town hall of Mijas has now announced that the Senda Litoral, which is located on a long promenade, connects the existing paths and promenades and extends over most of the municipality's coast, not accessible to non-masked athletes will be.

The decision was made after the city hall chiefs had been told that social distancing could not be guaranteed.

Mijas, located between Marbella in the west and Fuengirola in the east, is a popular destination for British vacationers and home to thousands of expats.

It is believed that it is the first local authority in Spain to make face masks compulsory for exercisers in part of their public outdoor areas.

People sunbathing on La Misericordia beach in Malaga this week as the Spanish tourism industry faces uncertainty

People sunbathing on La Misericordia beach in Malaga this week as the Spanish tourism industry faces uncertainty

The last restrictions on movement were lifted at A Marina in Galicia yesterday, but 350 people are still being watched at home and four are in hospital after an outbreak in the region.

Other Spanish health authorities are more confident that the surge will decrease in the cases.

Tourism Minister Maria Reyes Maroto tried to assess an increasingly worrying situation by insisting that the health situation in Catalonia and Aragon, the two worst affected areas in the country, "get better".

Which parts of Spain are facing new barriers?

TOTANA: Murcia's regional government has blocked Totana again after 30,000 people have been banned from entering or leaving the area after 55 cases related to a nightlife district.

BARCELONA: Millions of people have been asked to stay at home in Catalonia, and meetings are limited to 10 people.

PAMPLONA: Restrictions in the capital of Navarre with a limited number of shops, bars and places of worship

ZARAGOZA: Zaragoza and some other areas of Aragon are back under phase 2 rules, with meetings limited to 10 people and the bars are supposed to close at midnight.

A Maria: Movement restrictions were lifted on Thursday, but 350 people are still being watched after a significant outbreak and four are hospitalized.

Catalan Health Minister Josep Maria Argimon admitted that his health care system was facing "critical days".

He added: “We are not in critical days like March when our intensive care units in the hospital were full. It is crucial that people follow all the rules and guidelines to ensure that the spread of the virus slows down. & # 39;

France has said it would not rule out closing its border with the Catalan region of Spain as it sees a "significant increase" in infections, according to the French health authority.

Catalonia, which borders France, has been at the heart of a recovery in coronavirus cases since Spain lifted a nationwide block a month ago.

Almost 7,000 cases have been recorded there in the past 14 days, which is almost half of the country's total, although the rate has decreased in the past few days.

Norway has also warned that Spain could be included in its list of high-risk countries, which would mean that all newcomers would be forced into quarantine for ten days.

Restrictions on night bars and discos have been introduced in several Spanish cities and regions before the critical weekend is considered critical for Spain's attempts to turn the tide against a second wave of cases.

Any nationwide return to blockage would prove another blow to the Spanish economy after two-thirds of tourists canceled their hotel bookings this month.

Cancellation rates are 77 percent for families and 70 percent in the Balearic Islands, to which Mallorca belongs.

In some hotels, the number of tourists canceling a vacation booked a few weeks or months ago is higher than the number of new bookings.

Elizabeth Keegan, Tourism Director in Lloret de Mar, said: “We are receiving cancellations from the UK, France and Belgium.

"The 120 hotels here are 65 percent full and usually 100 percent this time of year."

Spain has registered more than 9,000 new cases in the past seven days, after only 5,000 had occurred the previous week.

Women with facial masks are walking along the beach at La Misericordia in Malaga earlier this week in the coronavirus crisis

Women with facial masks are walking along the beach at La Misericordia in Malaga earlier this week in the coronavirus crisis

According to studies by the tourism group Dingus, visitors who booked their trips two to four months ago canceled more than 80 percent of their vacation.

Overall, cancellation rates are 70 percent in the Balearic Islands and 64 percent in Spain.

While tourists traveling alone canceled 54 percent of their reservations, families scrapped 77 percent of their trips, the data shows.

The UK government has not made any changes to its rules related to Spain after it abolished the 14-day quarantine rule for people returning to England from Spain after July 10th.

Scotland also released Spain from its own 14-day rules this week after being initially on the quarantine list.

But it comes after British tourists have been warned that a new travel system could cause airlifts to collapse briefly and be quarantined when they return to the UK.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office earlier this month made exemptions for a number of countries from its "far from essential" travel guidelines.

This means that vacationers can currently travel to 74 locations without having to quarantine for 14 days after returning to the UK.

However, the UK is currently reviewing every country on the "safe list" every three weeks. However, the government is expected to submit a new ongoing checklist, which means that locations could be on a “red list” very quickly, as The Telegraph reports.

Portugal is beating Britain because it does not follow the "facts" because it is not quarantined

Portugal sparked its anger in Britain today when ministers refused to remove the popular vacation destination from its quarantine list.

Ministers updated a list of nations from which arrivals are exempt from 14-day isolation this afternoon, but the popular vacation destination was still lacking.

It was discontinued when the system was launched three weeks ago for fear of coronavirus infections, which fueled the initial rage in Lisbon.

The refusal to change it today caused further turmoil in Portugal, which is heavily dependent on tourism. Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said the decision was "not supported by facts".

Five other nations were added to the list of approved airlifts: Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The change will take effect on Tuesday.

The need for vacationers to return from the UK to Portugal for quarantine for 14 days has particularly affected the southern Algarve, which is popular with the British for its sandy beaches and golf courses.

Other European nations, including Ireland, Belgium and Finland, have also imposed travel restrictions on Portugal.

Spain remains on the UK list of quarantine-free countries, though it is feared that it will experience a second peak in infections.

This means that you could go abroad for your vacation to a country on the "safe" list, but while an increase in coronavirus cases might be gone, the government could put it on the "red" list, meaning that You would have to be quarantined for 14 years. Days after your return.

There is also discussion that "regional" airlifts could be set up to allow people to travel to certain areas of countries where fewer coronavirus infections occur.

The government of the Balearic Islands insists that the archipelago is "safe for residents and visitors", but some tourists are alarmed by the growing number of cases.

The “regional” airlift plan could identify areas of low risk in high-risk countries that travelers could visit without being subject to the 14-day quarantine rules when they return.

Such a move would end the complete ban on travel for entire countries and further relax the quarantine rules.

It is believed that the Airlift Plan will be reviewed as part of a review of current travel restrictions. Changes will be announced on Monday by Secretary of Transportation Grant Shapps.

The introduction of "regional" airlifts could enable trips to tourist hotspots such as the Algarve and Madeira in Portugal, while at the same time prohibiting entry into areas such as Lisbon, where the corona virus is more common.

It could also allow some trips to the United States to return, fearing that the national scale of its outbreak could result in a long-term ban.

A source told The Telegraph: “Regional airlifts are an option for countries with localized outbreaks.

& # 39; The US is a big problem. If you judge it nationally, the absence of travel could go on for months, where individual tests of arrivals could work. & # 39;

Gloria Guevara, President of the World Travel and Tourism Council, told The Times: “Establishing air corridors between financial centers where infection rates are low, such as between London and New York, would greatly promote business travel and the US will support economic recovery. & # 39;

In the meantime, ministers are also expected to consider introducing coronavirus testing before or upon arrival at UK airports as another measure that could reopen the trip to the United States.

Mr. Shapps will announce any changes to the current travel rules on Monday and will announce whether or not countries will be added to the 74 countries that are already exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement.

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