Spain’s borders have remained open to German tourists despite residents facing strict regulation to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Spanish reported Maria Llull said concerns are growing among the locals about the double-edged sword facing them as tourists threaten to bring in new infections but closures put the struggling economy further at risk. Speaking to BBC Newscast, Ms Llull said: “They are excited because we need German money.
“And we’re worried because there are six tourists in a hotel because they are ill, they have coronavirus.
“We are increasing our cases, we are starting to have problems because we’re thinking about summer.
“If we don’t have tourism in the summer, we don’t know what it’s going to happen because it’s chaos for us.
“There are a lot of people unemployed and everything depends on tourism here.”
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The Spanish reporter also discussed the “illogical” regulations Spaniards are being asked to follow as the Spanish Government struggles to contain the risks of a new wave of Covid cases.
Ms Llull confirmed sunbathers are being asked to keep their face masks on while on the beach as she questioned rules limiting indoor contact between relatives.
She continued: “Our rules are that you cannot go visit your friends, your family in other houses.
“You can go out out of your house, you can go to a bar and see your parents but you cannot go to your parents’ house.
“We don’t understand this in Mallorca and our Government has said they are going to speak to the Spanish Government because this is not logical, it makes no sense.”
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