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World Covid-19: restrictions imposed on smokers in Spain

15:25  13 august  2020
15:25  13 august  2020 Source:   france24.com

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The Spanish region of Galicia has effectively banned smoking in public places over concerns it increases the risk of Covid - 19 transmission. The north-western region is the first to introduce such a measure, although others are considering following suit. It comes as Spain faces the worst infection

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En dehors des îles Canaries, le port du masque est obligatoire dans toute l'Espagne, l'un des pays les plus affectés par la pandémie. © Cesar Manso, AFP Outside the Canary Islands, wearing a mask is compulsory throughout Spain, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic.

Since Thursday, the Spanish province of Galicia has banned smoking in the streets and on café terraces if it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of at least two meters between people. Unprecedented measures in Spain as the number of contaminations nationwide is on the rise.

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This measure, unprecedented in the country, aims to try to curb the transmission of the new coronavirus . Wearing a mask cannot be ignored "in order to smoke cigarettes or electronic cigarettes (...) on public roads or in the open air, including terraces, unless it is possible to maintain a permanent minimum distance of two meters between people, "said the official bulletin for this region of northwestern Spain on Wednesday evening.

The Spanish Society of Epidemiology recommended, at the end of July, a ban on smoking outdoors because "smokers who are infected and asymptomatic can emit droplets containing the virus and put the rest of the population at risk".

Galicia, which with 30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 97 cases / 100,000 inhabitants in the rest of Spain, is not the most affected province, has taken other preventive measures, such as restricting the number customers in stores, ban on meetings of more than ten people or restrictions on nightlife.

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A worrying rise in contamination

Outside the Canary Islands, wearing a mask is compulsory throughout Spain, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic with 28,579 deaths.

The country, with a population of 47 million, has recorded 44,000 new cases in the past 14 days. A high figure, rising sharply, which is causing concern to the authorities. By way of comparison, Italy, the European country most affected by the crisis, recorded only 4,700 over the same period.

The country ended on June 21 one of the strictest confinements in the world, where for weeks the population was under house arrest. As of this date, the authorities recorded 238 new cases per day and an average of 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

With AFP and AP

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