Monday 13 July 2020

Spain city of 140,000 people, Lleida, locks down again after spike in coronavirus cases

A Spanish city of 140,000 people is really back in lockdown near Barcelona after a huge spike in Coronavirus Covid-19 cases. Some people arriving to Spain saw "padlocked" Spanish hotels (hotels that they could not use). The important measure affects around 140,000 people in Lleida (located just under two hours drive west of the Catalan capital).

People in another 7 municipalities near Lleida in the Segria region have also been told they can only go outdoors to buy essential food or go to the bank or for work (only essential service work). The trips outside the house have to be essential.

It's important to stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask (as much as you can) everywhere you go. It's certainly a good idea to stay home as much as you can.

The following information is according to the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Total Global Confirmed Coronavirus Covid-19 Cases: 13,026,225

Coronavirus Covid-19 Total Global Deaths: 570,924

Countries with most deaths:

135,512 USA
072,100 Brazil
044,915 United Kingdom
035,006 Mexico
034,967 Italy
030,032 France
028,406 Spain
023,174 India
013,032 Iran
012,054 Peru
011,422 Russia
009,782 Belgium
009,074 Germany
008,833 Canada
007,024 Chile
006,156 Netherlands
005,634 Colombia
005,536 Sweden
005,382 Turkey
005,266 Pakistan
005,063 Ecuador
004,641 China
004,172 South Africa
003,935 Egypt
003,656 Indonesia
003,250 Iraq
002,391 Bangladesh
002,243 Saudi Arabia
001,968 Switzerland
001,901 Romania
001,859 Argentina
001,807 Bolivia
001,746 Ireland
001,662 Portugal
001,599 Philippines
001,576 Poland
001,415 Ukraine
001,219 Guatemala
001,018 Algeria
001,012 Afghanistan
000,984 Japan


  1. Locked-down Europe asks: How long can we afford this?

    Governments balance soaring death tolls against potential economic collapse.

    Read more here:

  2. Here are some more interesting Spain news:

    Spain hopes to keep important French border open as regions tighten health measures

    Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said that a resurgence in coronavirus Covid-19 cases in Catalonia was coming under control and she hoped there would be no need for France to close the important border.

    The pandemic is damaging Spain's tourism industry, which accounts for about 12% of economic output. Madrid has voiced concern after French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Sunday did not rule out closing the border.

    Read more about it here: