Mass screening in Es Rafal, Palma, Mallorca

On Tuesday, President Armengol visited the Es Rafal sports centre, where there is mass screening.

29-12-2020Teresa Ayuga

Speaking during her visit to the mass screening in Es Rafal, Palma on Tuesday, President Armengol appealed to the public to comply with coronavirus regulations and recommendations.

"Let's buy at our local store, close to home; let's avoid large crowds," she said, in urging the public to be home by eight in the evening and to not leave their municipalities. "This year there are no Christmas parties; this year there is solidarity. There are a few months left. It is worth waiting a while, if we save just one life."

Armengol argued that if the public abide by the latest regulations, these will be "more than enough to reduce infections". Referring to the 6pm closure of bar and restaurant terraces, the 8pm closure of non-essential shops and the weekend closures of large stores and malls, the president appealed to bar and restaurant employees to urge customers to wear masks when not eating or drinking. She also asked the large stores to ensure that capacities do not exceed 30%.

The president pointed out that the limitation on contacts between different households is proving to be the most difficult regulation to comply with. The public, she insisted, must restrict their social relationships.


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James Thomson / Hace 11 months

If enough people them behave recklessly, like drinking and driving or doing 180 on the motorway, we expect government to react by outlawing that behaviour and then sanctioning it.

Politicians don't spread the virus. People do.


Rich / Hace 11 months

'More than enough'. I guess she knows best, but let's wait and see what happens and who she will blame if infections continue to rise.


Georgi / Hace 11 months

There are so many countries in Europe with far less restrictions and far less infections. There is something wrong with the policy of prohibition and persecution so beloved by the governing bodies in Spain.


Mark Badoer / Hace 11 months

Finally something sensible from our President. It is in our own hands whether or not there will be more restrictions or even a lockdown. But most spanish don´t seem to care and still go shopping with the whole family, including grandma. So silly.