The Government of the touristy region of Murcia, Spain, has decided to take a new approach after an outbreak in COVID-19 cases among young people was reported.
“These untimely hours are the main source of Covid infection among young people,” Murcia’s health minister explained.
Murcia has seen a rise of 30 percent in COVID-19 cases this last week.
The incidence rate over a seven day period is now at 237.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the 14-day figure is at the new high of 424.
The most affected group is unvaccinated people between the ages of 15 and 29.
Over 1,400 new cases were reported within this group last week alone.
The new restrictions in Murcia include:
People from different households are not allowed to spend the night together
Alcohol can’t be sold after 10 pm
After the latest rise in COVID-19 cases, Spain is at high risk of being moved to the UK’s “amber plus” list.
At the moment, are on the amber list, meaning full-vaccinated Britons don’t have to self-isolate on return.
However, if moved to “amber-plus”, UK tourists will have to self-isolate for 10 even days, even if they have been fully vaccinated.
Due to concerns over the Beta variant, Spain and Greece could move to “amber plus” before the next travel review.