Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a police helicopter flying over Barcelona shows the city’s eerily deserted squares and avenues during the coronavirus lockdown.
The clip was shared by the Catalan police (Mossos d’Esquadra) and shows several iconic areas of Barcelona in the autonomous community of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain.
The streets of the city can be seen completely empty as well as tourist attractions such as the iconic Basilica de La Sagrada Familia and the beaches empty during the lockdown on Sunday.
The Mossos d’Esquadra said in a press statement that their Air Unit had caught a beachgoer swimming at the Forum de Barcelona beach this Sunday.
Reports said the swimmer was seen swimming at the empty beach by the police helicopter as Spain goes into its third week of lockdown.
The officers in the helicopter reportedly told a patrol on the ground who went to the beach and filed a report against the man for breaking the national lockdown declared by the Spanish government on 14th March.
The identity of the beachgoer has not been reported.
According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, there have been 87,956 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain with 7,716 deaths and 16,780 people recovered.
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