Aragón Announces New Restrictions Prompting Theaters to Close

By Francisco Salazar

The region of Aragón has announced restrictions due to surging COVID-19 cases.

The Spanish region announced that all non-essential businesses will be forced to close and has imposed a curfew on all cultural events scheduled after 8 p.m.

As a result, theaters and auditoriums have been forced to close and cancel performances.

The development comes days after Catalonia and Asturias imposed new restrictions due to the raging pandemic. The Bilbao Opera was also forced to postpone its November production due to curfews and the Opera de Oviedo postponed the opening of “Madama Butterfly.”

Spain currently has 1,331,756 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 36,495 deaths. The country reported a record of 55,019 cases on Monday marking the biggest increase since the start of the pandemic.