Spain’s Civil Guard officers have disrupted a party in Tenerife, where about 60 locals were camping on an out-of-bounds beach in what authorities described as a “get-together on the beach to spread COVID-19,” with the aim of developing immunity.
The police upon learning of the party, quickly swooped in on Saturday morning and shut it down, it has been revealed in a police report released on Monday, August 10.
The police then ordered the youngsters to take down their tents.
The party took place on Los Patos beach in Tenerife on the Canary Islands and officials warned the party was a “very serious threat” after Spain suffered more than 25,000 new cases in the last week.
The beach is a nudist hotspot but has been closed down since the Coronavirus lockdown began.
La Orotava’s Security Councillor Narciso Perez said police had discovered the party was being planned on social media, with the gathering “designed to help the spread of Covid-19”.
He told local press: “Over the past few days, Civil Guard officers have discovered a kind of get-together which was being planned on social media to carry out a mass camping trip to Los Patos beach designed to help the spread of COVID-19.
“This is a threat which has been taken very seriously.
“The Civil Guard has carried out a thorough investigation to identify those people who organised this and they have been questioned.”
La Orotava Town Hall’s security department said in a statement to the media: “Civil Guard and local police have cleared Los Patos beach where 62 people were camping.
“The Civil Guard has intercepted a get-together on the beach to spread COVID-19 in an area where access is currently prohibited.”
The break-up of the planned party came after Spain suffered its worst spike in Coronavirus cases in recent weeks, forcing several countries, including Britain and Germany, to impose new and tightened travel restrictions against Spain.
Spain has reported nearly 26,000 new infections over the past seven days, with the total now standing at just over 361,000.
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