Spain News: Helicopters launched with tannoy announcements as minister warns of phase 1 conditions

Helicopters have been launched above Spain’s beaches on the holiday islands of Ibiza and Mallorca

Spain News: Helicopters launched: Helicopters with megaphones have been spotted flying over the beaches of Majorca and Ibiza. As the Balearic government takes its toughest-ever stance over the spread of coronavirus second wave on the Islands.

Spain’s Balearic government has warned of increased fines if people fail to obey coronavirus safety rules. Particularly the wearing of masks and keeping to social distancing. And has drawn up a list of everyone who is supposed to be in quarantine.

Police will be going door-to-door to make sure they are not breaking their isolation as the government clamps down.

All areas of the Balearics are stepping up security patrols with daily warnings being broadcast from vehicles and helicopters. Which are circulating over parks, public squares and beaches making loud announcements.

Police are also keeping watch at hospitals and medical centers in case any major incident arises. And are making regular visits to nursing homes.

This week, Balearic president Francina Armengol announced a new list of measures. She said it was absolutely vital to get the coronavirus cases under control. As the numbers of infections start to spiral out of control.

Ms Gómez said the Balearic Islands would now have very strict measures. Very similar to those that existed during phase one of Spain’s de-escalation period which started with the lifting of the State of Alarm on June 21.

These fifteen municipalities will be most affected: Palma, Valldemossa, Santa Maria, Inca, Deià, Esporles, Marratxí, Alaró, Binissalem , Banyalbufar, Llucmajor, Ibiza, Sant Antòni, Ciutadella and Sant Lluís.

Local resident Mark Horswill told Global247news from his home in Santa Ponsa near Palma, : ” It’s getting very strict here now, the police have taken to the air with megaphones to ensure law and order is kept on the Island, I think it’s going to get even stricter and we will basically be back under lockdown conditions soon, is my feeling”

“Helicopters are flying around in circles making constant announcements with warnings to people on the ground too, it’s something like out of a film, to be honest, quite scary on times but you get used to it”


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