The authorities of the Spanish Autonomous Community of Catalonia will introduce fines for drinking alcohol in companies on the streets from €3 thousand to €15 thousand as a measure to combat the spread of coronavirus. This was announced on Tuesday, July 28, by an official representative of the regional government, Mericel Budo.
According to her, alcohol will not be allowed to drink in public places, while the city hall will impose specific fines, the newspaper Pais. Boudeaux added that a number of municipalities have already introduced the ban, but the Autonomous Community government has decided to extend it to the entire region.
The reason for this decision is that the coronavirus is distributed mainly among young people, who often gather on the streets to drink alcohol.
A ban on drinking alcohol had previously been introduced in Andalusia, Spain’s largest autonomous community.
Catalan authorities have not ruled out repeated restrictive measures if new outbreaks of coronavirus cannot be controlled within 10 days. In early July, the Catalan region of Segria was quarantined 209 thousand people, and then the entire region introduced a mandatory masked regime.