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Regions including Canaries and Catalonia announce increased coronavirus restrictions

Written by on November 13, 2020

Restaurants, bars and shopping malls will remain closed in Catalonia for at least another ten days, as efforts to contain the coronavirus continue.

The region currently has the second highest incidence of the virus nationwide, and officials have said that they hope that the rate of infection will continue to fall in the next 10 days.

Hairdressers and beauty salons will be able to reopen their doors however, as the region adopts a phased approach to reopening.

Canarian authorities also announced new restrictions in Tenerife. Shops on the island are now only able to operate at 50% capacity, whilst no more than six people can meet at any one time. People are also being asked to restrict their journeys and avoid confined spaces.

Hotels and restaurants will now close at 11pm and only be able to allow one third of customers inside, and only 50% capacity on terraces. Sporting and cultural events will also see reduced capacity as well.

Meanwhile, authorities in Castilla y Leon have banned gatherings of more than three people in the province of Burgos after infections soared in the area.