Following in the footsteps of other parts of Spain, Catalonia has reimposed restrictions on nightlife due to a huge surge in coronavirus cases in the region.
The authorities decided on Tuesday to close nightclubs and other nighttime entertainment venues from this weekend, just weeks after opening them up again.
That is due to an “exponential” increase in COVID-19 cases, mainly among young people, who as of yet have not been prioritised for vaccinations.
Faced with soaring numbers of new infections, some Spanish regions has already reinstated curbs on nightlife.
Fearing that the surging contagion could strain health care services as stressed employees try to go on summer holidays, health officials in several parts of the country are also rushing to get COVID-19 vaccine shots to people under 30.