Lush fines threaten: Mallorca imposes a celebration stop due to increased corona numbers – politics

In view of the sharply increasing corona numbers, stricter restrictions are expected to be imposed again on the popular holiday island of Mallorca. In order to combat parties and drinking bouts, especially young people, in the open air, beaches and parks are to be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the future.

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The judiciary still has to approve the plans, as the “Mallorca Zeitung” reported on Monday evening. Participants of such parties are threatened with hefty fines of 1000 euros in the future.

If a party guest violates a quarantine by participating, the fine should increase to 2000 euros. If the participant tested positive for Corona, even 5000 euros are due. The organizers of illegal parties face fines of up to 100,000 euros.

Masks are not required

In the future, restaurants will also have to close a little earlier, at 1 a.m. instead of 2 a.m. A maximum of four people are allowed to sit at a table inside restaurants and eight outside. According to the newspaper, only people who live in the same household are allowed to meet between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Hotel or finca guests who have checked in together should be considered one household.

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The regional government waived the actually planned reintroduction of the mask requirement, which was abolished just under a month ago, after talks with entrepreneurs and trade unions, as the newspaper reported.

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However, it is strongly advised to voluntarily wear mouth and nose protection. If a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from strangers cannot be maintained, the mask is again mandatory outdoors, in all indoor public spaces and in buses and trains anyway.

The corona numbers have risen sharply in the Balearic Islands, which in addition to Mallorca also include the islands of Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, as in all of Spain. According to information from Monday evening, the seven-day incidence in the Balearic Islands climbed to 310, for the whole of Spain it was 323. In particular, many young people are currently infected with Sars-CoV-2.

Because of the increasing numbers, the federal government has also reassessed the Germans’ favorite holiday destination. The whole of Spain and thus Mallorca and the Canary Islands are considered a risk area, announced the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) at the beginning of the month. This means that the Federal Foreign Office will again advise against tourist trips to the country in the middle of the summer vacation. (dpa)