Spain's beaches are packed with people, the night and party life is pulsating. Crowds of visitors push through the old towns on the Mediterranean coast, increasingly rarely wearing protective masks over their mouths and noses. Life is bubbling again in the Vacation country Spain – and also the Coronavirus is again there. The case numbers are exploding. Overnight, the Spanish kingdom is Europe's again Corona flashpoint become.
According to the latest data from the American Johns Hopkins University, Spain is currently the European vacation destination with the highest number of new infections. Seven-day incidence jumped over weekend from 100 to 157 cases per 100.000 inhabitants. According to figures from our editorial team, the incidence is now over 171.
With this huge infection explosion Spain has even Portugalovertaken first in southern Europe by the new wave of viruses. In Portugal, there are 147 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants. In many places there is again a night curfew and the gastronomy must close earlier. The capital Lisbon is locked on the weekends.