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Authorities propose extending Covid-19 measures to Figueres, Vilafant, and Sant Feliu de Llobregat

Judicial approval pending for application of restrictions already in place in Barcelona and other areas


19 July 2020 12:32 PM



In an attempt to curb the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Catalan government has proposed extending the measures already in place in the Barcelona metro area and parts of Segrià and Noguera counties to three other municipalities: Figueres and Vilafant, in northern Catalonia, and Sant Feliu de Llobregat, not far from Barcelona.

These measures are backed by Civil Protection but are pending judicial approval before they can be published in the official Catalan gazette (DOGC).

If approved, gatherings of over 10 people in both public and private settings will be banned, including at weddings, religious services, celebrations, and funerals.

People are advised to stay home unless essential to receive medical assistance, go to work, or to buy basic goods such as food.

There will also be 50% capacity limits at bars and restaurants and stores are advised to make sure they do not get overly crowded while also heightening other health and safety measures such as frequent cleaning.

As in other parts of Catalonia where measures have been approved, restrictions will also see cinemas and theaters close, among other cultural venues open to the public, but museums, libraries, and children's summer camps can remain open.

Other places, like playgrounds, nightclubs, or gyms will also have to close if courts greenlight the Catalan government's measures for these three municipalities.


  • Tourists carrying suitcases through the center of Figueres on July 18, 2020 (by Gerard Vilà)

  • Tourists carrying suitcases through the center of Figueres on July 18, 2020 (by Gerard Vilà)