Galicia bans smoking in public areas to curb COVID-19 outbreak – Euronews


The Spanish area of Galicia has banned smoking in public areas amid a brand new wave of coronavirus infections.

Galicia recorded 816 energetic circumstances on Wednesday, a rise of 103 the day earlier than, in response to knowledge from the Spanish Ministry of Well being.

The brand new restriction was revealed within the Galician Gazette on August 12.

It states that smoking won’t be allowed except […] sustaining a distance of two meters from different folks may be assured always. "

The measure follows latest suggestions from the Spanish Society for Epidemiology.

On the finish of July, they suggested that "the smoking ban be prolonged to non-public autos, public transport stops, faculty campuses and outside areas" on the grounds that the smoke can unfold the virus.

Different Spanish areas are mentioned to be contemplating introducing the ban.

Spain is among the many nations most affected by the pandemic with a complete of 326,612 circumstances and 28,581 deaths as of August 12 in response to the European Heart for Illness Prevention and Management.

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