Posted: 19 Jul 20 - 22:14 BST by Mark
Costa Blanca holiday resort orders nightclubs to close due to coronavirus outbreak
A Spanish tourist hotspot has ordered all its nightclubs to close immediately after a spiralling new outbreak of coronavirus.
Council leaders in the Costa Blanca seaside resort of Gandia, the second largest city in Valencia, says the decision has been taken to safeguard people's health.
Health councillor Ana Barcelo said the police would be called in to make sure nightclubs adhered to the order which will last until August at least.
All other pubs and beach bars have been ordered to shut down at 10pm and keep to the coronavirus safety regulations which limit the capacity of terraces and interiors.
So far, at least 70 people have been tested positive for the virus and most are aged between 20 and 40.