Spain has experienced one of the strictest coronavirus lockdowns after enforcing the rules on March 14. The popular holiday destination with Britons has had one of the world’s highest case rates. So far, the nation has had 223,759 cases and 22,902 deaths.
However, it’s not clear whether the popular holiday destination of Benidorm will be reopening.
Local police have said to callers looking to access beaches that it depends on whether there is police tape across the entrances.
They said: “If the police tape has been removed tomorrow/on Sunday you can use the beach but if not you can’t.”
Parks and play areas are still off limits.
Another region that has opened its beaches is the city of Gijon in the north of the country.
Gijon has also decided to reopen its parks but children’s playgrounds are still off limits.
Marbella mayor Angeles Munoz said in a Twitter video directed at the regions’ children that they have behaved very well over the last few weeks.
She said: “From this Sunday you are going to be able to leave home with an adult and under certain conditions to stroll, enjoy fresh air and play with your toys.
“Thanks for behaving so well over these weeks. You have done it very well.”
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a televised address that people living together will also be allowed to take short walks together from May 2.
He said that the Spanish Government will be slowly loosening lockdown measures in different regions at different speeds.
He said: “We will not suddenly recover activity across all sectors.
“The deescalation has to be gradual and asymmetric… We won’t all advance at the same pace but we will follow the same rules.”
Published at Sun, 26 Apr 2020 07:52:00 +0000