While the city of Barcelona remains on lockdown, the port stated in a press release on March 16 that it would guarantee to “fulfill essential services to maintain the supply of goods, facilitating logistics operations and the correct provision of the various industries that have to remain in operation, as well as the consumer products that must be supplied to the public.”
The port is open and operational to the port community, including terminals, stowage, shipping agents, carriers, freight forwarders, customs agents, Customs, border inspection services, et cetera.
Barcelonians, meanwhile, are staying indoors.
SCSparrow’s foreign correspondent, Marisa Barrio, reports that grocery stores in the city are well stocked, with the exception of eggs. Shoppers are provided disposal gloves upon entering grocery stores and markets, and purchases must be paid for with credit card or electronically so that cashiers do not have to handle cash.
Pharmacies are also open, but otherwise the city is eerily quiet except for an occasional dog walker or pedestrian, she said.