The Corona hotspot Mallorca is stepping on the party brakes!
In view of the rapidly increasing numbers in Spain and the Balearic Islands, stricter restrictions are being imposed again on malls. In the sights of the authorities: parties and drinking bouts, especially young people, in the open air.
As the “Mallorca Zeitung” reports, beaches and parks should therefore be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The judiciary must still approve the plan, it said. Celebrating parties and organizers are threatened with high fines.
▶ ︎ Participants of such parties pay up to 1000 euros.
▶ ︎ If a party guest violates a quarantine by participating, the fine should increase to 2000 euros.
▶ ︎ If the participant tested positive for Corona, even 5000 euros are due.
▶ ︎ Organizers of illegal parties are hit particularly hard: They face fines of up to 100,000 euros.
In the future, restaurants will also have to close a little earlier, at 1 a.m. instead of 2 a.m. A maximum of four people are allowed to sit at a table inside restaurants and eight outside. From 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., according to the newspaper, only people who live in the same household are allowed to meet. Hotel or finca guests who have checked in together should be considered one household.
The regional government waived the actually planned reintroduction of the mask requirement, which was abolished just under a month ago, after discussions with entrepreneurs and unions, as the newspaper reported.
However, it is strongly advised to voluntarily wear mouth and nose protection. If a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from strangers cannot be maintained, the mask is again mandatory outdoors, in all indoor public spaces and in buses and trains anyway.
The corona numbers have risen sharply in the Balearic Islands, which in addition to Mallorca also include the islands of Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, as in all of Spain. According to information from Monday evening, the seven-day incidence in the Balearic Islands climbed to 310, for the whole of Spain it was 323. In particular, many young people are currently infected with Sars-CoV-2.