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Spanish nightlife allowed to reopen

Late night reopening will be allowed on a regional basis in areas with low COVID infection rates

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 4 June 2021
Spanish nightlife allowed to reopen

Nightlife can return to Spain on a regional basis, a vote held by the International Health Council on Wednesday, June 2 has decided.

Euronews reports that an infection rate of 50 cases per 100,000 or lower over 14 days is needed by clubs in order to remain open until 3:AM. Restrictions such as a 50% capacity will remain in place and visitors must wear a mask and remain in a group of six maximum.

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The measures, which are now legally binding, will remain in effect until 70% of the Spanish population has been vaccinated.

Carolina Darias, Spain’s health minister, spoke of the need for a patient return to pre-pandemic life: "A gradual and progressive return to normality is needed. Lessons must be learned."

The Balearic Islands have a 14-day infection rate of 39.26 cases per 100,000 and 554 active cases of Covid-19, as of Wednesday, June 2.

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The Balearic government have worked in tandem with the Ibiza Leisure Association to organise a 2,000 person event, which is scheduled to take place on either June 25 or July 2. The manager of the Ibiza Leisure Association, José Luis Benítez, has noted that the party will have essential workers in attendance only.

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter here

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