The corona numbers in Germany are currently falling. But in the Balearic Islands they are increasing massively. That is why Ibiza is now drawing conclusions.
- The Corona * numbers continue to rise in parts of Europe.
- The Balearic island of Ibiza is currently particularly affected.
- It is now largely sealed off.
Ibiza City – While the corona numbers are currently falling in Germany, they are continuing to rise in other parts of Europe. Great Britain and Portugal are currently particularly affected. But the numbers are also increasing in Spain – especially on the Balearic island of Ibiza. The consequences are tough here.
Corona in Ibiza: Balearic island seals itself off – terrifying numbers of infections
The island of Ibiza, which is also popular with German holidaymakers, will be closed for the time being from Saturday due to the steep rise in corona numbers
Largely sealed off until the end of the month. The island, which, like Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera, belongs to the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, may then only be visited for good reason, for example to get to work or to the doctor, like the German-speaking one Mallorca Newspaper reported on Friday.
According to the Europa Press news agency, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants has now risen to more than 1,800 in the past 14 days.
Corona numbers are also critical in Mallorca
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, this value was given as 115.
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. But the situation has been getting worse since mid-December.
Restaurateurs demonstrate on Mallorca – police do not intervene
Especially on Mallorca and the “Ballermann” party mile, which is particularly popular with Germans, but also on Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, aid organizations are reporting a drastic increase in unemployment and poverty. In normal times, tourism contributes 35 percent to regional income.
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. (dpa / rjs) * merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.