Catalonia imposes curfew to stem surging cases

Catalonia is the Spanish region with the most cases of coronavirus and is the only region so far to have imposed a night curfew.

Spain lifted most restrictions over the summer thanks to a high vaccination rate that suppressed infection but Omicron's arrival has sent daily cases soaring to reach a record of more than 72,900 on Thursday.

The concentration of coronavirus detected in wastewater reached the highest level since a monitoring programme began in June 2020, the Environment Ministry said.

"We are drinking sangria and we have fifteen minutes to finish it. Our hotel is just back here so it is not a problem. But we know that lockdown began so we are a bit disappointed because we came from Italy and in Italy they don't have such tough restrictions."

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