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Catalonia closes nightclubs amid spike in infections

  • Catalonia closes nightclubs amid spike in infections
    Barcelona, the Catalan capital, is among Spanish cities seeing a rise in infection. Catalonia closes nightclubs amid spike in infections
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The government of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain says all nightclubs and late-night bars in the region are to close for the next two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus infections.

Barcelona, the Catalan capital, is among Spanish cities seeing a rise in infection.

The government of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain says all nightclubs and late-night bars in the region are to close for the next two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus infections.

Barely a month after Spain ended a state of emergency, cities including Barcelona, Zaragoza and the capital Madrid have seen a surge in new infections.

The Spanish health ministry reported more than 900 new cases of the virus on Friday. The BBC's Guy Hedgecoe in Madrid says contagion among young people is a particular worry.

France has warned its citizens not to travel to Catalonia while Norway has said it will start quarantining people arriving from Spain.