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Northern regions introduce movement restrictions over increase in coronavirus cases

Written by on April 7, 2021

A number of regions in the north of the country have introduced additional restrictions on movement due to increases in the number of coronavirus cases.

Yesterday health authorities in Catalonia confirmed that people would not be able to leave the region without a valid reason from Friday, whilst the Basque region have issued a ban on all but essential travel in the regional capital Vitoria-Gasteiz and the province of Alava after the 14-day infection rate move over 400 cases per 100,000 people.

A town in the Aragon region has also been placed on lockdown, due to increases in rates.

Nationwide the 14-day incidence rate of the virus currently stands at 167.97 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Concerns over a further wave of infections has been raised by health officials in recent weeks.

Meanwhile border restrictions between Portugal and Spain are set to continue until the 17th April, it was announced this week.