A day after Spain entered the “new normality” following a prolonged coronavirus deescalation process, a small area in the northeast of the country has taken several steps back due to fresh outbreaks of the virus.
The 67,700 residents of three areas in the region of Aragón are back in Phase 2 of the deescalation plan after having moved through a four-stage process out of one of the world’s strictest confinements.
This is the first area to reintroduce restrictions after the country fully lifted the lockdown on Sunday that was introduced in mid-March to curb the spread of virus.
Spain has been one of the world’s hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic, with an official death toll of 28,323 although excess deaths during the period number over 43,000.
Health Minister, Salvador Illa, said that the situation in Aragón is being closely monitored and that the outbreak “is on its way to being under control.”
Illa added that the 11 or so other outbreaks detected here, including those in Madrid, Catalonia and the Canary Islands are contained.