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Spain locks down an area with 200,000 people after spike in coronavirus cases

Spain locks down an area with 200,000 people after spike in coronavirus cases just as Britons prepare to head out there on long-awaite

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Spain locks down an area with 200,000 people after spike in coronavirus cases just as Britons prepare to head out there on long-awaited summer holidays

  • Spain’s Catalonia region has locked down an area of 200,000 residents 
  • Comes as Britons prepare to make the most of ‘air bridges’ to visit Spain 
  • The regional president Quim Torra said no one would enter or leave 

Spain’s Catalonia region has locked down an area following a surge in coronavirus cases just as Brits prepare to holiday in the country.

An area near the town of Lerida, home to around 200,000 people, has been shut down today. 

‘We have decided to confine the del Segria zone following data confirming a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections,’ Catalonia’s regional president Quim Torra told reporters, adding that no one would be allowed to enter or leave the area.

More to follow. 

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