Residents of Lleida, located approximately 180 km west of Barcelona, will only be allowed to leave their homes to go to work or to buy essential supplies.
Hotels, restaurants and bars have been forced to close again and will only be allowed to continue operating through customer collections or home delivery.
The regional government’s home stay order was finally approved by a judge on Wednesday after several days of legal disputes over how to deal with local authorities. coronavirus homes.
The Catalan government wanted to lock out the Lleida area earlier – but was unable to get the restrictions approved.
Catalan regional president Quim Torra said: “The maximum priority of the (Catalan) government is people’s health and life and there can be no judicial interference that complicates the collective fight against the pandemic. ”
The Spanish national lockdown ended on June 21, but has since seen more than 170 clusters of COVID-19[feminine[feminine arise, leading to localized locking measures like the one seen in Leicester UK.
Tensions would be particularly high in the northeast region of Catalonia, Spain, as the 7.5 million people who live in the region have seen some of the most significant peaks in the new cases.
The Catalan regional government also plans to appeal a decision by a judge refusing to limit gatherings to 10 people in three neighborhoods on the outskirts of L’Hospitalet in Barcelona.
Earlier this month, more than 200,000 people in northeast Spain were back to lock after new outbreaks of coronavirus in Segria County, which includes Lleida.
People were told not to leave the area – but the restrictions did not force them to stay home.
Elsewhere, 70,000 inhabitants of Marine have been ordered to stay in north-west Spain after reports of an increase in coronavirus cases in the region of Galicia.
Spain was one of the European countries most affected by the pandemic, with 28,409 deaths from people infected with the coronavirus and 256,619 confirmed cases, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.