Incidence over 900 – Ibiza is cordoned off due to the sharp rise in corona numbers
The Balearic island of Ibiza will be largely cordoned off by the end of the month. The reason is the exorbitantly rising corona numbers. A visit to the island is then only possible with “good reason”.
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Dhe Spanish holiday island of Ibiza, popular with Germans, will be largely cordoned off from Saturday until the end of the month due to the steep rise in corona numbers. The island, which belongs to the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean like Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera, can then only be visited for good reason, for example to get to work or to the doctor, as the German-language “Mallorca Zeitung” reported on Friday.
In total, there have been 2,737 new corona cases on Ibiza in the past fourteen days – this corresponds to a seven-day incidence of 930 in view of around 150,000 inhabitants. The situation is also critical on the other Balearic Islands. Overall, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days in the Balearic Islands is 309. In Germany, the value is 115.
On Friday, restaurateurs demonstrated again on Mallorca against the closure of the restaurants and what they saw as insufficient government aid. A rally was approved in which all participants had to stay in their cars. But in addition to several hundred vehicles, around 1,000 pedestrians also took part in the demo. The police did not intervene.
The Balearic Islands had the pandemic under control relatively well for a long time. The first “test vacationers” from Germany were welcomed here at the end of June even before the official reopening of the borders in Spain. However, the situation has been getting worse since mid-December.