Covid-parties in Mallorca: a fear of a phobia

In Catalonia and the Balearic Islands even more of Andalusia. The most populous Spanish Region wants to introduce this week, also the mask duty in Public. In vi

Covid-parties in Mallorca: a fear of a phobia

In Catalonia and the Balearic Islands even more of Andalusia. The most populous Spanish Region wants to introduce this week, also the mask duty in Public. In view of the increase in the Corona cases, three of the most popular holiday to have in order for goals to of this precautionary measure, determined. Regional President Juanma Moreno stressed on the weekend, and Andalusia was in a critical situation, but the best is it, in a timely manner to prevent. In addition, he cited another reason: "In some small communities a kind of tourism phobia arises because the visitors are coming without a mask," said the conservative head of government.

Hans-Christian Rößler

Political correspondent for the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb, with its headquarters in Madrid.

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neither the locals nor foreign tourists flock to the Mediterranean beaches. But, above all, the inhabitants of smaller places which were remained from the pandemic spared, wanted to stay ahead of the opening of the border three weeks ago to the favorite among. The mistrust was particularly true of the six million inhabitants of the capital region, in the pandemic focused initially on the most violent grass. In the Internet, Madrid with Hashtags were asked, such as "#madrilenosgohome" to stay at home.

unlike, for example, in Gütersloh, there was in Spain, never separate restrictions for more from Corona-affected regions. The end of the alarm condition brought on 21. In addition to the June Opening of the borders for the Spaniard the freedom to travel in their own country. The "Madrileñofobia" lived again. About the fear of the Madridern with the Virus in the Luggage, also, politicians are debating now. It was painful, the lump is suspected, said the Madrid regional President, Isabel Diaz Ayuso.

hundreds of German celebrations in Majorca

Similar Concerns were heard, as Mallorca opened in mid-June, again for foreign tourists. Earlier there was talk on the Spanish coast, due to the mass tourism of a "tourist phobia", the Holiday crowds, some of the compared with the Spanish flu. At the weekend, many were shocked with the pictures of the "beer street" of Playa de Palma. Hundreds of Germans had to be celebrated on Friday evening without any face protection like in the times before the Corona pandemic. The also showed a Video of the "Mallorca-Zeitung": you did not meet the distance requirement, danced, and alcohol flowed freely, without the owners or police intervention. On Saturday evening the caterers were, according to the newspaper, then self-restore order. At the same time, the local press reported, but also of dozens of privately organized "Covid-parties", where no rules are respected. Together with the for this Monday announced mask duty of the Balearic regional government wants to clamp down against such illegal parties through. The new catalog of fines, provides for penalties of up to 600,000 euros.

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 10:19

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