Spain has lockdown the Western Catalan city of Lleida and Segrià county affecting 200,000 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.”
Torra added, “We are taking a step back to protect ourselves and control the outbreak,” and said this was a “difficult decision.”
This comes as the British government have lifted quarantine measures and are allowing Brits to travel to Spain on air bridges after 10 July.