Covid-19, in Catalonia 8 municipalities return to a Phase 1 lockdown

Update 13 July at 13.27

A court decided not to ratify the decision taken yesterday by the Catalan Government to impose a lockdown in eight municipalities, including Lleida. For the judge of the Court of Lleida, the decision of the Generalitat is "disproportionate". La Vanguardia reports it. 

The Government of Catalonia has ordered total confinement in the city of Lleida, and in seven other municipalities due to the uncontrolled outbreak of coronavirus. 

The Catalonia region registered 816 more infections cases compared to Saturday 11 July.

In the hospitals of the province of Lleida, there are already more than a hundred patients admitted for covid-19. The city, which has almost half a million inhabitants, has returned to Phase 1, as well as 7 other villages in the area of Segrià.

The Government of Catalonia has ordered total confinement in the city of Lleida, and in seven other municipalities due to the uncontrolled outbreak of coronavirus. The population will have to stay at home except for necessary travel.

"The population must stay at home except to work, and for other needs such as going to the bank, buying food or taking care of a sick person,” explained the Minister of Health of the region, Alba Vergés, in a press conference with the Interior Minister, Miquel Buch.

Not even three weeks after the start of the so-called 'new normality' after lockdown, there are 73 active outbreaks of coronavirus in Spain and every day the number increases. 

In the meantime, the obligation to wear a mask has returned all over the country, not only in closed spaces: in Catalonia it is obligatory from 9 July, in Extremadura from 11 July.

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