Costa del Sol bans tourists from its beaches after 9.30pm amid fears of ...

Costa del Sol bans tourists from its beaches after 9.30pm amid fears of escalating coronavirus cases New measures will apply to Malaga, Cadiz, Seville, Granada and other resorts Weddings will have capacity slashed and children's entertainment is restricted There are fears of a second wave in Malaga where hospital admissions are rising 

By Rita Sobot For Mailonline

Published: 15:59 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 16:03 BST, 1 September 2020

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Spain's Costa del Sol will close its beaches to tourists after 9.30pm every night as part of a package of new measures to halt the spread of coronavirus.  

Weddings will have their capacity slashed while tourist entertainment will be restricted and visits to retirement homes will be stopped if there is even one new case. 

The new regulations were approved today and will apply throughout the region of Andalusia, which includes Malaga and the Costa del Sol region, as well as eight other holiday districts such as Almeria, Cadiz, Seville and Granada.

There is particular concern about the second wave of the virus hitting Malaga, where hospital admissions continue to rise and another death was reported on Monday. 

People sit on La Malagueta beach in Malaga last week, on Spain's southern coast where there are fears of a resurgence in coronavirus cases

People sit on La Malagueta beach in Malaga last week, on Spain's southern coast where there are fears of a resurgence in coronavirus cases

On Monday, 308 new cases were detected in Malaga province, the highest number so far.

Malaga currently has 151 virus patients in hospital, 12 more than on Sunday, of whom 19 are in the intensive care unit, two more than the previous day. 

There have been 298 deaths in Malaga since the start of the pandemic.

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