The Mossos d’Esquadra and the Guardia Urbana have evicted more than 6,000 people in Barcelona on the second night without curfew, most of them for not respecting the safety distance measures. Of them, 2,500 were in beach areas and 3,500 in the district of Gràcia, which celebrates its festivities these days and on Thursday already celebrated the end of the night mobility restrictions.
In the festivities of Gràcia there is a toast for the judges: “I saw that there was no more curfew and I came without thinking about it”.
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Sources of the Catalan police have detailed that the agents also dispersed about 350 people who had concentrated in the surroundings of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), usual meeting point of young people at night. The police have also had to intervene in other Catalan towns, especially in coastal areas, where groups of people celebrated botellones in the early hours of the morning.
In all cases, they point out from the Mossos, has been enough with the mediation of the agents to achieve that the meetings were undone, so there has been no significant incident.
The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) rejected last Thursday the proposal of the Generalitat to extend one more week the curfew to 148 municipalities and limited the application of this restriction only to 19 localities, among which are not Barcelona and its metropolitan area, to the improvement of health data. The Government then responded by lowering its intentions and requested this measure for 62 municipalities, including all major cities. Now the TSJC must decide on Monday whether to accept it.
Meanwhile, the epidemic continues to decline in Catalonia, as in other communities. The Department of Health has stated that there are seven fewer patients in the ICUs, which have 475 admitted with COVID-19. The hospitalizationsis also down to 1,369, while 1,594 infections and 31 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.