Tourists enjoy themselves on Arenal Beach at night.
However, the decision of the government of the Spanish region published on Monday has to be approved again by the Balearic Higher Regional Court. Since July 22nd, between 1:00 and 6:00 a.m. on the Mediterranean islands, people have only been allowed to be with people in their own household. This applies both indoors and outdoors, in private and public spaces.
Last week, the regional government coordinated this measure with trade unions and employers’ associations, who had indicated their approval. With this restriction of the freedom of assembly, the authorities primarily want to prevent the big parties in entertainment venues and in private houses as well as on the beach, which are considered to be mainly responsible for the sharp increase in the number of infections, which was already recorded in June, but especially in July.
Until a few days ago, the Mediterranean islands temporarily had the highest number of corona infections in Spain. However, as in the rest of the country, the trend has been declining again for a few days. The number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week on the islands was last at 202. For comparison: In Spain this value was 168 on Monday, in Germany only 36. (SDA)