A police investigation is underway after two bikini-clad women were caught twerking in a public fountain in the centre of Seville breaking a COVID curfew.The women were seen dancing in the fountain in a video posted to Instagram with a 4.31am timestamp, as a man can be heard laughing nearby, The Sun reports.
It’s reported the two women were fined for breaking the 10pm to 7am curfew on the Spanish city, failing to wear masks and bathing in a public fountain, as cases in Spain reached a staggering 1,741,439.
The country declared a state of emergency until May 2021 and has enforced a nationwide curfew in a bid to curb rising cases, as the death toll hit 47,624.
Public and private gatherings are limited to six people and face coverings are required on transport and indoor public spaces.
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Police suggested that at least one of the women in the video was also seen at a party in a nearby apartment.
At least one of the women was tracked down to her home, while police attempted to contact other alleged party guests, according to authorities.
A series of pictures were said to have been posted on Instagram showing the gathering in a flat near the Plaza de la Encarnacion.
The twerkers were identified on social media using “open source intelligence” techniques, according to police, before they paid a visit to one of the women.
Police want the details of the other revellers at the flat to be handed over to health authorities, to assist with potential contact tracing if it is needed.
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Juan Carlos Cabrera, a deputy governor on Seville’s city council, condemned what he called the “irresponsible” behaviour of the women in the video.
Mr Cabrera had “closely followed police inquiries” after the video emerged and was shared online by authorities in Seville.
Mr Cabrera called for “everyone’s responsibility, especially young people, to avoid repeating acts like this so we can continue to curb the effects of the pandemic”.
Spain’s strict measures are set to be relaxed over the holidays, with the curfew extended to 11pm from December 18.
It is extended further to 1.30am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, as restrictions on entering and leaving will also be eased.
Seville, the capital of Andalusia, saw more than 1000 cases per day in the worst period of the second wave, but the infection rate has since fallen significantly.
Andalusia’s infection rate is now lower than the Spanish average, with 50 cases per 100,000 people in the last week compared to 80 nationwide.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission