Masks become compulsory in all public spaces in Catalonia

Written by on July 8, 2020

The Catalan regional government has passed new legislation stating that all people over the age of six must wear a mask in all public spaces – indoor and outdoor – from today.

It comes as restrictions remain in place in part of the region due to an outbreak of the coronavirus. Those found breaching the new law will face fines of up to €100.

There are currently nine confirmed clusters in the Lleida region, two in retirement homes, one in a rural community, and others in a agri-food business, a school farm and a hotel.

There are also clusters at a slaughterhouse in Barcelona and a business in Girona.

257 new cases of the virus have been reported in the last 24-hours, with four people dying due to covid-19 in the last day.


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