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Coronavirus: Further measures brought in at the Canaries, as nationwide infection rate passes 3,500 a day

Written by on August 28, 2020

The Canary Islands have become the latest region in Spain to introduce tougher measures in an attempt to bring the coronavirus under control.

Regional president Ángel Víctor Torres, said that the wearing of masks in workplaces will be mandatory, whilst meetings of more than ten people would no longer be permitted across the region, and day centres and restaurants are also to face further restrictions on trading hours.

100 Military personnel will also be drafted in to help with tracing and tracking infections of the virus, after the number of cases in Gran Canaria rising to 129 cases in every 100,000 people.

The news came as nationally the total number of new cases of the coronavirus increased by 3,600 in the last 24 hours. In the last week there have been 678 new clusters of the virus nationwide, with 17 regions now with some form of restriction in place.