In Catalonia with the tourist metropolis of Barcelona, locals and visitors will soon be able to enjoy nightlife again: discotheques, clubs and other nightspots will be allowed to reopen on Friday next week after a corona-related forced closure of almost six weeks.
Barcelona – This was announced by the government of the region in north-eastern Spain on Tuesday. Then a Covid passport is no longer required.
Catalonia recently lifted the 3G rule (i.e.: vaccinated, recovered or tested) for entering many indoor public spaces, as well as limits on the occupancy of restaurants and other venues. But until February 11, it is the only one of the 17 regions in Spain where nightlife is still closed.
For days, the corona measures have been significantly relaxed or abolished everywhere in Spain. According to the Ministry of Health, the peak of the current corona wave, which was mainly triggered by the omicron variant, has passed. Masks are still compulsory across the country, even outdoors.
The seven-day incidence in the popular holiday destination has fallen about 500 points since its peak in mid-January (1657). The pressure on the healthcare system is decreasing again. Also because of the high vaccination rate, most of those infected show no or only mild symptoms of the disease. Almost 81 percent of the population has been vaccinated at least twice and is therefore basic immunized. (dpa)