“We decided to implement environmental controls around Segrià (county) in response to data confirming a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases,” Catalan regional president Quim Torra said at a press conference.
The prison started at noon on Saturday and includes the capital of the province of Lleida. Two Catalan government spokespersons told CNN that it will be implemented by 24 police checkpoints around the country’s surroundings, preventing inward and outward movement outside of work or looking after people with special needs.
The two Catalan government spokespeople added that the imprisonment decision has no time limit and would be implemented when needed to combat the county epidemic.
Over the past few weeks, healthcare professionals have been trying to control various coronavirus outbreaks involving seasonal agricultural workers in agricultural businesses, as well as in a senior care facility and a small hotel that cares for the homeless.
Spain mentioned more than 28,000 deaths and 250,000 cases due to a pandemic, one of Europe’s most affected countries. However, imprisonment across the country for 3.5 months slowed the pace of the virus, and the Spanish government lifted control back to Spain’s 17 regional governments on 21 June.
Since then, authorities have reported about 50 new case outbreaks localized across the country, among businesses, maintenance facilities and even parties. However, none of them reached the level of Segrià county status.
The Catalan government said that residents can move inside the district for basic work, but public social gatherings will be limited to 10 people.
Elsewhere in the south of Malaga, an important entry point for tourists to the Costa del Sol beaches in the Mediterranean, medical officials are investigating an outbreak with 105 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the website of the Andalusian regional government website.
The Andalusian government is also investigating five local outbreaks in Granada, which is home to the Alhambra Palace cultural district.
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