During this Friday, Catalonia and Castilla-La Mancha have decreed the closure of brothels and hostess places, as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreaks. Although the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, urged all communities to apply restrictions on restaurants and nightclubs to these establishments.
The Ministry of Equality has asked the autonomous communities that, as has happened with bars and nightlife, these venues stop your activity. The department headed by Irene Montero has conveyed "its deep concern about known outbreaks in brothels and hostess" in Spain.
Both Health and Equality are not only concerned about the appearance of new cases in these places, but also about the difficulty in being able to track down the positives and those closest to them. Montero has already taken action on the matter and has sent a letter to the Equality councilors denouncing that its opening may lead to a "potential increase in difficult-to-trace positives".
In this letter, the minister has demanded the closure of the brothels. "The pandemic continues to be a reality in our country and, within the measures agreed with Health that limit the opening of bars, restaurants, discotheques and other nightlife venues and without prejudice to our constant fight against sexual exploitationI consider it important to act specifically on those places where prostitution is practiced. "
Castilla-La Mancha was the first community to implement this measure. The order, which will entail the closure of these places, will be in force at least until the coronavirus alert. Catalonia has joined the initiative of the people of La Mancha. The Minister of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Alba Vergés, has announced a modification relating to nightlife, which also includes this will include hostess establishments.