Coronavirus: Barcelona beaches packed after fed-up locals ignore stay-at-home advice amid COVID-19 spike

It’s as hot as you’d expect in Barcelona at the height of the summer, but people are wearing extra garments.

Everywhere you look people are sporting masks. Some the typical surgical blue, some colourful, some adorned with the flag of this region, Catalonia.

The region has seen the worst incidence of COVID-19 cases in Spain since the lifting of the national lockdown last month, and the wearing of face coverings in public is now mandatory (except of course when grabbing a bite to eat).

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