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Re: Chaos in Spain

#201 Post by ian16th » Fri May 22, 2020 8:30 pm

Lack of tourists in a holiday destination is a double edged sword.

As a resident, we moan about the tourists, blocking the roads, filling the restaurants and hotels.
But now they are absent, we are wondering if the restaurants and hotels will ever open again!
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Re: Chaos in Spain

#202 Post by OFSO » Fri May 22, 2020 10:28 pm

We don't wonder. They will, but at least 50% , not this year.

The Season was only five weeks in Catalunia anyway.

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#203 Post by BenThere » Sat May 23, 2020 4:54 am

I wonder today at the emptiness of such venues as Manhattan and Las Vegas. No traffic, no people, no business. Eerie.

My local haunts, Ann Arbor and Plymouth, Michigan are the same. Spring has come here and temps are warm. People should be gathering at the sidewalk cafe and soaking up the sun, but nobody is there.

Something that could be happening is that our lockdowns may have insidiously been changing our culture to be more home-centric and less socially engaging.

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#204 Post by Ibbie » Sat May 23, 2020 2:13 pm

More nationwide protests this morning
...and the this afternoon Sanchez announces

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#205 Post by OFSO » Sat May 23, 2020 5:49 pm

I repeat my earlier post: wonderful to see a Prime Minister taking decisions based on pure medical and scientific advice. (Er, no.....).

So Sanchez claims that after the borders reopen, the foreign tourists and Spanish nationals will be somehow protected from interchanging the Virus. Good luck with that one. We'll be there from early July, if all goes well, and I know full well we'll be keeping a wide distance from everyone, having nude power washing sessions in the front yard when returning from shopping, drinking Chlorine, and.......(Cont. page 94)

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#206 Post by llondel » Sat May 23, 2020 7:06 pm

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I repeat my earlier post: wonderful to see a Prime Minister taking decisions based on pure medical and scientific advice. (Er, no.....).

So Sanchez claims that after the borders reopen, the foreign tourists and Spanish nationals will be somehow protected from interchanging the Virus.
By then he'll have a system in place requiring permits for all viruses wishing to transfer between locals and tourists.

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#207 Post by OFSO » Mon May 25, 2020 1:53 pm

Just received a photograph taken yesterday of members of a motorcycle club (not bikers) at the end of a substantial meal INDOORS in a restaurant sitting SIDE BY SIDE, sitting with our friend's daughter who is NOT A MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY, and NOT A MASK IN SIGHT. So strict Phase 1 then.

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#208 Post by OFSO » Mon May 25, 2020 5:17 pm

Quarantine for visitors to Spain will be stopped from July 1st. It's still recommended not to stand within two metres of a French tourist, however.

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#209 Post by OFSO » Wed May 27, 2020 6:46 am

A sudden large rise this week in infections in Catalan care homes, and a spike in the town of Lleida where a family birthday party was held with one infected guest.

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#210 Post by Ibbie » Wed May 27, 2020 10:09 am

the town of Lleida
Where San Miguel has one of their main breweries.

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#211 Post by Woody » Thu May 28, 2020 9:18 am

Nissan is closing its factory in Barcelona with the loss of about 2,800 jobs, according to the Spanish government.
The move is part of a worldwide restructuring being unveiled by the Japanese carmaker.
The closure could cost Nissan, which has a major UK plant in Sunderland, up to €1bn (£898m), the government said.
Car sales have been hit by the virus pandemic, while manufacturers are investing heavily in electric vehicles.
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#212 Post by Ibbie » Thu May 28, 2020 9:45 am

As reported two weeks back by moi.
#174 Post by Ibbie » Fri May 15, 2020 12:24 pm

car production will move from Espana to Nissan in Sunderland

They are shutting the Nissan plant near Barcelona which also builds some Renault models. Renault models were said to be going to their plants in France.
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Also some Dacia models are finished here.

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#213 Post by OFSO » Thu May 28, 2020 12:53 pm

Now saying the whole caboodle is moving to the UK including Renaults if the British can build down to French standards.

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#214 Post by G-CPTN » Thu May 28, 2020 12:59 pm

Medium-sized Renault Trafic vans were built at Vauxhall's Luton plant until 2019.
Now PSA own Vauxhall some Peugeot and Citroen vans might be built there.

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#215 Post by ian16th » Thu May 28, 2020 1:04 pm

Some Reggie's are built/assembled at the SA plant of Nissan.

Dunno just what, as I've never been in the market for either make.

Though I did walk around and peer into a 350Z that was on display in Sandton Square at one time.
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#216 Post by OFSO » Thu May 28, 2020 4:00 pm

Violent protests outside the Nissan/Renault plant in Barcelona today where thousands of Spanish 'workers' demonstrated against the loss of their jobs by stopping work, setting up barricades of burning tires and the like.

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#217 Post by G-CPTN » Fri May 29, 2020 10:51 am

Renault is cutting 15,000 jobs worldwide. Some 4,600 job cuts will be in France.

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#218 Post by Undried Plum » Sun May 31, 2020 12:32 am

A Belgian prince has contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain, the country's royal palace says.

Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, the palace said.

Two days later, he went to a party in the southern city of Córdoba, before testing positive for Covid-19.

Spanish reports suggest the prince, a nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, was among 27 people at the party.

Under Córdoba's lockdown rules, a party of this size would be a breach of regulations, as gatherings of no more than 15 people are currently permitted.





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Re: Chaos in Spain

#219 Post by OFSO » Sun May 31, 2020 6:29 pm

Interesting article in today's Sunday Times anticipating an upturn in the Catalan property market as wealthier Spanish (?) seek rural property, French move out of lockdown, and British seek easy residency paperwork before Brexit. But who knows..

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#220 Post by ian16th » Sun May 31, 2020 7:38 pm

OFSO wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Interesting article in today's Sunday Times anticipating an upturn in the Catalan property market as wealthier Spanish (?) seek rural property, French move out of lockdown, and British seek easy residency paperwork before Brexit. But who knows..
Sounds like an Estate Agent trying to talk up the market.
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