Catalonia Announces New Set of COVID-19 Measures; Gran Teatre del Liceu Shuts Down

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Opera Online)

The Spanish region of Catalonia has announced a drastic set of COVID-19 measures in a bid to contain the fast spreading second wave of the novel coronavirus.

As a result, all cultural events will be suspended and theaters will be closed. Among the theaters affected is the Gran Teatre del Liceu which will shut down until Nov. 24, 2020.

Interim President Pere Aragonès has also announced that all municipalities will be closed off during weekends. Restaurants and bars will also be closed.

The Catalan government has also decided to close gyms and prohibit all sports activities and will close shopping centers.

The Spanish government has declared a State of Emergency, allowing local authorities to impose strict measures. The country is undergoing a second wave of COVID-19, with a record number of infections recorded Oct. 22 2020, with 20, 986 new cases.