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Coronavirus latest: Balearic Islands report second wave | Dutch authorities issue quarantine | Gran Canarian town self quarantines

Written by on August 24, 2020

The Balearic Islands have confirmed that they believe a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the region.

In a statement issued yesterday by the Management of Infectious Diseases in the Balearic Islands, spokesperson Javier Arranz said that they had confirmation of community transmission of the virus.

However he went on to say that the situation was under control, and hospitals were not in a critical condition on the islands.

The news came on the same day that Madrid was warned that it would have to act fast to prevent the number of cases in the region rise significantly.

Dutch authorities impose restrictions

Authorities in the Netherlands have also advised against all but essential travel to Spain, whilst also introducing quarantine procedures for visitors arriving from Spain.

The Dutch foreign office issued an update yesterday, stating all but essential travel to the country should be avoided.

Gran Canaria town self isolates

A Town in Gran Canaria to implement self confinement after three cases in area.

The Ayuntamiento de Valleseco has called for a voluntary quarantine of the town, asking residents to avoid unnecessary trips and outings.

Mayor Dámaso Arencibia Lantigua also announced the cancellation of all organised events in the area, in an effort to reduce gatherings of people.

Gran Canaria has registered the most coronavirus outbreaks of all the Canary Islands and tripled cases in 23 days – taking the total number of cases to 2,043.