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11:41 AM - 14 Mar 2020



Several planes turned around mid-flight this morning and headed back to Britain after Jet2 cancelled all flights to Spain - including the Balearic and Canary Islands.

The airline says it's in response to measures introduced throughout Spain to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

At least five Jet2 flights did a U-turn over France this morning after Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed that the whole country was under a State of Alarm, an exceptional measure to be formalised today by the Council of Ministers.

The measure will enable the government to restrict peoplesā€™ movement and could lead to the closure of ports and airports or the limitation of flights into and out of the country.

Politicians in some of Spain's top resorts are demanding new arrivals show responsibility to slow the spread of the deadly disease.

Beaches are being closed along the two most famous strips of coastline - the Costa Blanca which covers resorts such as Benidorm and the Costa del Sol.

The bathing ban is coming into force on the back of the forced closure at midnight last night of all bars, nightclubs, restaurants, cafes, gyms and cinemas in the Costa Blanca resorts as well as the rest of Alicante and the neighbouring provinces of Castellon and Valencia.

Top politicians in Spain's southern Andalucia region have already warned they are working on plans to stop people travelling and make them stay indoors unless they need to leave for work or to buy food or medicine.



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