Magaluf closes party strip after drunken Brits seen flouting social distancing rules

British tourists were filmed on the Magaluf party strip of Punta Ballena. (Twitter/@GuillEsteban)

A popular party strip on the island of Majorca has been closed after video footage appeared to show British tourists flouting social distancing guidelines.

Footage shared on Twitter shows a large group singing and chanting while climbing on cars on Punta Ballena in Magaluf.

No one in the footage appears to be wearing face masks and people are not keeping apart to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Wearing face masks outdoors on the Balearic Isles has been made compulsory, with exemptions made only for those on the beach or playing sport.

The measure was put in place after the Balearics reported over 2,000 cases of Covid-19 and more than 200 deaths so far as a result of the pandemic.

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Police officers wearing protective masks search for drugs on tourists while patrolling in the quieter Punta Ballena street in Magaluf as bars are shuttered, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mallorca, Spain, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Police officers wearing protective masks patrol in the quieter Punta Ballena street in Magaluf as bars are shuttered, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mallorca, Spain, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
Police officers wearing protective masks patrol in the quieter Punta Ballena street in Magaluf as bars are shuttered, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mallorca, Spain, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
Police officers wearing protective masks patrol in the quieter Punta Ballena street in Magaluf as bars are shuttered, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mallorca, Spain, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
11 July 2020, Spain, Calvia: Three young women go into the water at Magaluf beach for a swim. The regional government of the Belear Islands has announced the introduction of a strict mask obligation, which is to come into force on Monday (13 July). Then all people in public will have to wear mouth and nose protection even if the safety distance can be maintained. Photo: Clara Margais/dpa (Photo by Clara Margais/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Two tourists arrive to Magaluf Beach in Calvia on the Spanish island of Mallorca on July 8, 2020. - The Balearic Islands are expecting a wave of tourists from the United Kingdom in the coming days as a 14-day quarantine requirement is due to be lifted ahead of the weekend. More than 18 million British tourists visited Spain last year, accounting for more than a fifth of the overall total of nearly 84 million visitors, figures from the National Institute of Statistics show. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP) (Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)
Employees prepare the outdoor seating area of a bar in Magaluf on the Spanish island of Mallorca on July 8, 2020. - The Balearic Islands are expecting a wave of tourists from the United Kingdom in the coming days as a 14-day quarantine requirement is due to be lifted ahead of the weekend. More than 18 million British tourists visited Spain last year, accounting for more than a fifth of the overall total of nearly 84 million visitors, figures from the National Institute of Statistics show. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP) (Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)
Two tourists sit at a bar on Punta Ballena street in Magaluf on the Spanish island of Mallorca on July 8, 2020. - The Balearic Islands are expecting a wave of tourists from the United Kingdom in the coming days as a 14-day quarantine requirement is due to be lifted ahead of the weekend. More than 18 million British tourists visited Spain last year, accounting for more than a fifth of the overall total of nearly 84 million visitors, figures from the National Institute of Statistics show. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP) (Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)
The owner of a tattoo shop paints a wall in Magaluf on the Spanish island of Mallorca on July 8, 2020. - The Balearic Islands are expecting a wave of tourists from the United Kingdom in the coming days as a 14-day quarantine requirement is due to be lifted ahead of the weekend. More than 18 million British tourists visited Spain last year, accounting for more than a fifth of the overall total of nearly 84 million visitors, figures from the National Institute of Statistics show. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP) (Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Announcing the intention to close the party strip in Magaluf, Balearic Islands' Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela told reporters: "All commercial establishments, bars and restaurants in these streets will have to close following the publication of an official government bulletin which will be today.

"They will have to close today.

"We cannot tolerate the sort of images we have been seeing over the last few days and we are not going to tolerate it.

"Our tourist and economic activity depends on our image.

"We urge the general population and the tourists to obey rules on social distancing and the other measures put in place by the Balearic Islands government."

Negueruela said that anyone not respecting the guidelines should "not come to our islands" and warned of further closures if similar incidents occurred.

Spain has the seventh highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world, with 28,409 dying from the illness, according to Johns Hopkins.

Yahoo News UK has contacted the official tourist site for Majorca for a comment.

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