Updated: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:27 PM
Published on: 10/30/2020 19:16
Tensions are mounting in Barcelona, where there has been a real pitched battle over new anti-vacuum measures to reduce the contagion of the coronavirus in the city. A group of protesters calling themselves Holocaust deniers sparked serious altercations in Plaça de Sant Jaume, where they clashed with Mossos d’Esquadra agents.
Protesters threw stones, firecrackers and even fences with the officers, who are still trying to control the situation. The protagonists are dozens of people who, shouting “freedom”, indicted the Mossos because they do not tolerate the state of alert launched by the central government to enforce the curfew in Catalonia.
The tense situation comes after the health ministry notified 25,595 new infections, 9,723 in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 1,185,678, that of deaths at 35,878,857 in the last 7 days and 239 more since the figures released yesterday. According to the data provided by the communities, Madrid continues in the first place in terms of new infections in the last 24 hours, with 1,867; followed by Catalonia with 1,578.
In addition, with more than 550 positives per 100,000 inhabitants and a searing risk of an epidemic, the pandemic situation in Vic (Barcelona), the inland capital of Catalonia, is out of control. So much so that the figures make it one of the main centers of interest of the State, and to find an origin for this problem it is necessary to go back to August. “The figures do not accompany us. The figures are very high, especially with regard to transmission and the possibility of regrowth. It is difficult for us to know, to find the sole cause of the presence of the city of Vic”, a explained the mayor of the city, Anna Erra.
The situation in Vic and its surroundings began to be complicated by the pandemic as early as last August, when they had to carry out a massive screening in the south of the city. “From there, we could not complete the lowering of this curve, despite the fact that measures were taken and checks were carried out on the public highway,” Erra explains. The mayor and the various health officials of the city stress that the increase in the incidence of the pandemic in the city has multiple causes.