A British man has been arrested for organising a packed party with 47 people in an Ibiza bar, breaking Spain’s coronavirus lockdown.
The British man, whose name has not been revealed but was born in 1990, was arrested by the Spanish Civil Guard in the popular Sant Antoni area on the island of Ibiza in the eastern Spanish region of the Balearic Islands.
The officers said he had organised the party where 47 people were packed into a bar where the capacity was not being monitored and revellers were not respecting social distancing.
Local media report the partygoers were not wearing face masks and a Spanish Civil Guard spokesman told Central European News (CEN) the suspect is “the person responsible for the bar”.
Reports state he was arrested on suspicion of disobedience and the Civil Guard spokesman told CEN that the other people, whose nationalities were unclear but were presumably of differing nationalities, were told to leave the premises but were not arrested or sanctioned.
It is unclear if the suspect has been charged or if he has been sent before a judge.
Ibiza moved into phase 3 of the Spanish government’s de-escalation plan, allowing the interior of bars to open but only with 30 percent of their capacity and customers being told to wear face masks when inside.
Dancefloors are also to be used as seating areas and VIP areas should be opened to make it easier for customers to socially distance.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 241,717 cases of COVID-19 and 27,136 related deaths.