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Galicia Prohibits smoking in public areas to Suppress COVID-19 Epidemic

The Spanish region of Galicia has prohibited smoking in public places amid a new surge of coronavirus infections.

On Wednesday, Galicia enrolled 816 active scenarios, a rise of 103 over the afternoon before, based on data in Spain’s Health Ministery.

The new restriction was printed in the Galician gazette on August 12.

It says that smoking won’t be permitted unless […] the upkeep of space of two yards along with different men and women can be ensured in any way times.”

The step follows the current Spanish society of epidemiology’s recommendations.

Late July they advised “the ban on smoking be extended to personal vehicles, public transportation stops, college campuses, and outside places” because the smoke could spread the virus.

Other Spanish areas are allegedly contemplating introducing the ban.

Spain is one of the worst-hit nations by the pandemic using a total of 326,612 instances and 28,581 deaths as of August 12 based on this European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.