Face masks to be worn at work in parts of Spain and blanket ban on smoking outside of homes

The Spanish government announced that face masks are to be worn at work on the Spanish Balearic islands.

This includes restaurants and bars which have been seen as the main reason for a sudden rise in cases.

Masks are also to be worn in offices.

There is also to be no smoking outside of homes as the islands try to toughen measures after rises in cases of coronavirus.

Smoking was first disallowed on the street and now it has moved to beaches and outdoor terraces meaning if people want to light a cigarette they need to do it at home.

Other measures include restaurant and bar capacity being reduced to 50%, only 30 people allowed to attend a funeral with only 15 being allowed indoors to the wake at one time, social gatherings limited to 10 people whether friends or family and all beaches and parks are to be closed at night to stop intermingling.

The announcement comes today from the Balearic President Francina Armengol.

Armengol said through a spokesman that anybody caught breaking the rules will be fined a minimum 100 euros on the spot penalty.

The Spanish government have asked people to check the website for conditions and to see a list of FAQs.


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