(Bloomberg) -- The Catalan government is planning to impose a curfew among other curbs on movement as the Spanish region acts to rein in a surge in coronavirus infections ahead of the end-of-year holidays.

The region, which includes major centers such as Barcelona and Tarragona, plans to shut night clubs, limit gatherings to 10 people and reinstate capacity limits on restaurants, shops, gyms and other establishments, the government said in a statement last night.

The authorities are also seeking court approval to force people to remain in their homes from 1am to 6am, among the measures that could kick in as early as Friday and last for at least 15 days.

“We ask for an effort and prudence from the population in the face of the gravity of the situation,” Pere Aragones, the president of the regional government, tweeted.

Catalonia is acting ahead of a meeting Wednesday between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and regional government heads to decide on a coordinated response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant.

The region’s 14-day average infection rate is now above 500 per 100,000 inhabitants, while Spain’s surpassed 600 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Monday.

Though still low, the national occupancy rate for intensive care units has climbed steadily to reach 6% on Monday, compared to 5.1% a week ago. 

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