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.