All EOS blogs All Spain blogs  Start your own blog Start your own blog 

Live News From Spain As It Happens

Keep up to date with all the latest news from Spain as it happens. The blog will be updated constantly throughout the day bringing you all the latest stories as they break.

Tourism, retail and hairdressing see 'fewest Covid cases' in Spain, says ministry of health
26 October 2020 @ 15:35

TOURISM is responsible for fewer cases of Covid-19 in Spain than practically any other activity besides shopping and hairdressing salons, according to data published by the Secretary of State for Health.

Since the end of lockdown, or about the beginning of June, only 91 cases – linked to 14 'outbreaks' – have been detected in the country in hotels and other holiday accommodation, and all of them affecting workers rather than tourists themselves.

An 'outbreak' is when several people test positive for Covid at once after having caught it in the same place or from the same source, and does not necessarily mean hundreds or even dozens; a group of four friends or immediate family members all catching it at the same time, for example, is considered an 'outbreak'.

In the case of tourism employees, the average between summer and mid-October, or about four-and-a-half months, was 6.5 cases per 'outbreak'.

None have been detected in the tourism industry since around October 8, or before the long bank holiday weekend of October 9 to 12 – only a few isolated cases.

This low incidence is true of national and international tourism – although the latter has been very much reduced this year, around 25% of the usual total of foreign visitors still came to Spain for their holidays, and no known outbreak has occurred as a result.



Like 0


Only registered users can comment on this blog post. Please Sign In or Register now.


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x