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British tourists are turned away as 55 Spanish beaches closed

by LLB staff reporter
6th Jul 20 12:32 pm

Over the weekend over 280,000 Spaniards were forced into full lockdown following a surge in coronavirus cases.

On Friday the British government announced air bridges with Spain, which has now raised doubts after the fresh outbreaks.

According to the Spanish newspaper Sur, on Sunday Spanish authorities closed 55 beaches due to overcrowding, with 29 closed in Malaga, Costa del Sol, and a further 26 in Andalusia, in the districts of Cádiz, Huelva, Almería and Granada.

Spain has lockdown the Western Catalan city of Lleida and Segrià county affecting over 210,000 residents following a spike in coronavirus cases.

From midday today the area will be under strict lockdown, and those who are away have been ordered to return back home by 4pm on Saturday, or risk being locked out of their homes.

Catalonia’s regional president Quim Torra told reporters, “We have decided to confine the del Segria zone following data confirming a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections.”

Then on Sunday over 70,000 residents in La Marina, north of Lugo in Galicia, were forced into full lockdown and are not allowed to leave the area.

On Friday regional health authorities confirmed a rise in 60 cases in one day, bringing the total number of cases to more than 4,000.

Police have set up roadblocks and checkpoints across the region limiting travel.

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