‘Could Already Be A Second Wave’: Some Restrictions Return As Cases Spike In Spain

People stroll alongside the Ramblas final week in Barcelona, Spain. The nation has seen circumstances of the coronavirus spike in current weeks. Emilio Morenatti/AP disguise caption

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People stroll alongside the Ramblas final week in Barcelona, Spain. The nation has seen circumstances of the coronavirus spike in current weeks.

Emilio Morenatti/AP

A month after lifting its lockdown, Spain announced 922 new circumstances of the coronavirus. The nation has now seen 272,421 whole circumstances and 28,432 deaths.

“It could already be a second wave, but that’s not the most important thing,” María José Sierra, Spain’s deputy chief of well being emergencies, told outlets together with The Guardian on Thursday. “The most important thing is that we keep following what’s going on, see what measures are necessary, and take them early.”

The new case numbers are monitoring far larger in current weeks than they had been in June when the daily average was 132.

Spain’s day by day new an infection quantity was down barely from 974 on Thursday – that day marked the nation’s highest day by day enhance since May 8, as NPR’s Lucía Benavides reported.

The nation now finds itself with 280 local outbreaks.

More than 17,800 new circumstances have been confirmed within the final two weeks, almost half of them in Catalonia. The area is dwelling to the often bustling vacationer metropolis of Barcelona, the place authorities this week reduced the variety of individuals permitted on the town’s seashores amid the surge in circumstances.

Rates of an infection are additionally excessive within the northeastern areas of Aragón and Navarra.

Spain had strict lockdowns for 3 months, and now that restrictions have lifted, Spain is seeing a pattern much like the United States, with extra younger individuals catching the virus. Ninety-one circumstances have been linked to a single nightclub in Córdoba.

Other scorching spots are related to crowded dwelling circumstances for seasonal farm staff.

In Catalonia, the consequence has been what many dread: the return of tighter restrictions. In Barcelona and two other districts, the Catalan authorities has decreased occupancy ranges inside bars and eating places, closed golf equipment and gymnasiums, and suspended cultural actions.

The Catalan authorities additionally recommends – however doesn’t require – staying dwelling besides to carry out important actions.

On Friday, France issued an advisory warning its residents towards journey to Catalonia, and Norway introduced that vacationers coming back from Spain would want to quarantine for 10 days, Reuters reported.

“We’d just started to see things coming back to life with the arrival of a few foreign tourists,” one Barcelona bar proprietor said, “so this is a step backwards.”

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