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Spain is closing off an area with 200,000 people after a peak in coronavirus cases

Spain is closing off an area with 200,000 people after a peak in coronavirus cases, just as the British are preparing to go on a long-awaited summer break there

  • The Spanish region of Catalonia has closed off an area of ​​200,000 inhabitants
  • Coming as the British prepare to make the most of ‘airlifts’ to visit Spain

The North East Catalonia region of Spain closed off an area of ​​about 200,000 residents near the city of Lleida on Saturday following a wave of cases of the new corona virus.

“We decided to limit the del Segria zone based on data confirming a surge in COVID-19 infections,” Catalan regional president Quim Torra told reporters, adding that no one should be allowed to enter or leave the area.

More to follow.

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