A Spanish region, Murcia, has decided to double down on its COVID-19 restrictions, with residents being banned from sleeping together if they don’t live in the same household.
This comes after a sudden surge in coronavirus cases. So, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus, the local government has introduced this ‘soft’ curfew, aimed at young people whilst introducing similar no-mixing rules as experienced in the UK.
The government is also trying to crack down on young people gathering late at night, with Health Minister Juan Jose Pedreño saying, ‘These untimely hours are the main source of infection among young people.’
Gatherings have also been limited to a maximum of 10 people, and any private or public meeting between those who don’t live together between the hours of 2am-6am is prohibited.
The sale of alcohol in venues other than bars and restaurants after 10 pm has also been banned for now, and people must not eat or drink at the bar.
Thankfully, the uptake of COVID vaccines has been rising among young people all across Spain.
The extended rules come into force in Murcia on July 28.