Six Spanish provinces get code orange due to increase in corona infections | NOW

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has changed the travel advice from yellow to orange for six provinces in Spain on Monday, August 10, and recommends that you travel there only if necessary.

The Greater Barcelona region was already colored orange on the ministry’s holiday card at the end of July, but the increase in the number of corona infections has included the entire province in the autonomous region of Catalonia, as well as the neighboring province of Lerida.

The provinces of Huesca, Zaragosa and Tenuel in the autonomous region of Aragón and the province of Soria are also colored orange.

Dutch travelers who have visited one of these six provinces are urged to have themselves tested upon their return and to go into (home) quarantine for fourteen days as a precaution.

The Catalan region of Segrià has been color coded since 6 July

On Friday, Spain reported 1,895 new corona infections, especially in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Aragon.

In Spain, 314,362 people have been infected with the corona virus so far. A total of 28,503 people have died from the effects of COVID-19.

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