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Barcelona and Lleida to progress to de-escalation Phase 2 on June 8

The Tarragona, Ebre river and western Pyrenees regions advance to last lockdown easing stage before “new normality”


05 June 2020 01:55 PM


ACN | Barcelona

Barcelona, its metropolitan area, and the region of Lleida will move to lockdown easing Phase 2 next Monday, June 8.

After having been requested by the Catalan government, Spain confirmed that Lleida moves forward in the de-escalation process after having been three weeks in Phase 1. 

The western Catalan region was denied the progression last week after an increase of Covid-19 new cases was reported, but in the past week the new diagnoses have dropped from 38.4 to 25.4 per 100,000 inhabitants. 

Barcelona city and its metropolitan area will also be in Phase 2 from June 8 – the whole area is a single health region from this Monday, so traveling in and out of the capital is allowed for its residents and those in the neighboring municipalities. 

Also, the Tarragona, Ebre river and Catalan western Pyrenees health regions will move to Phase 3 after Spain accepted the proposal by Minister Alba Vergés’ department. 

These three territories will have reached the final stage of de-escalation, meaning they will be the first ones fully managed by the Catalan administration again. 

Girona, Central Catalonia, and the counties of Garraf and Alt Penedès will remain in Phase 2 for one more week. 





  • Some terraces open in Barcelona's Plaça Reial square, on May 25, 2020 (by Cillian Shields)

  • Some terraces open in Barcelona's Plaça Reial square, on May 25, 2020 (by Cillian Shields)