Barcelona — Thousands of people drinking and dancing in Barcelona’s city center and nearby beaches to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the first full weekend after Spain lifts COVID-19 restrictions Intervened to move along.
Major Ricardo Saras of the Barcelona Police Department told Reuters, “We have excluded about 2,000 people from Central Street and from the beach, some of whom did not respect distance and health restrictions. There was, but there was no fight. ” Sunday morning.
This was the first time a drinker had a party throughout the weekend, as the government lifted a six-month state of emergency at midnight local time on May 9.
There are still some restrictions. For example, in Catalonia, bars and restaurants are open from 7 am to 11 pm and the maximum number of people who can enter the table is four.
Many Spaniards took mini breaks on weekends because there was no more curb to travel around the country.
Transportation officials reported that cars departing major cities on Friday increased by 42 percent compared to the same period last week. The director of tourism at the resort southeast of Benidorm said hotel reservations were 60 percent.
Spain, one of Europe’s most devastated countries, has recorded 79,339 coronavirus deaths and 3.6 million cases, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Friday. However, infection rates are declining, with nearly one-third of the population receiving at least one vaccination.