Spain’s Catalonia region reimposed a strict lockdown on 210,000 people in one area Saturday after COVID-19 infections spiked.
Catalan President Quim Torra said residents were not allowed to enter or leave Segria, an agricultural area west of Barcelona, including Lleida, a city in the west of Catalonia.
The Catalan region has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus in Spain. Since the pandemic began, official figures released Friday showed 72,860 COVID-19 cases and 6,869 deaths across the Catalan region of 7.5 million people.
Spain has reported 250,545 cases of infection and 28,385 deaths from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University’s global tracker.