Ibiza imposes new restrictions as infection rate soars

Ibiza imposes new restrictions as infection rate soars
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The Balearic Islands’ regional authorities have imposed new restrictions on Ibiza Town after a sudden rise in the number of new coronavirus over the last two weeks.

The measures include a ban on social gatherings of more than five people both within the home and in public places and the closure of playgrounds, regional authorities said in a statement on Wednesday.

They also limited the capacity within the interior of bars and restaurants to 25 percent and insist they must close by 10pm.  

Authorities recommended that people stay home for all but indispensable activities, without making that a mandatory confinement.

The restrictions will come into force on Friday at 10pm and last at least 15 days.

The cumulative incidence of Covid-19 over 14 days was recorded at 620.69 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, far above the Balearic Islands average of 190.61 cases.

Meanwhile thepositivity rate of PCR testing in Ibiza Town has soared to 13.55 percent.

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