Unfortunately for Spain-loving holidaymakers, it doesn’t look likely that the hotspot is making a return to the ‘safe’ list any time soon.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told radio station LBC today that Spain and France have gone “the wrong way” in the battle against COVID-19.
He said: “At the moment I’m afraid France and Spain have both been going the wrong way.
“So just to put numbers on this, we respond when there are about 20 cases per 100,000 of the population measured over a seven-day rolling average.”
He continued: “I think that the last that I saw of Spain it was up in the 40s and 50s so a long way off that, and France, who quarantined from last weekend, I’m afraid to say we were right to do that because we’ve seen the cases continue to carry on up in France as well.