The Generalitat Valenciana will extend the restrictions in force to face the fifth wave of the pandemic of the coronavirus and will request the endorsement of the Superior Court of Justice to extend beyond July 25 the limitation to a maximum of ten people in social and family gatherings as well as to extend the curfew that currently affects 32 localities to new municipalities .
The Interdepartmental Table for the management and prevention of Covid-19 meets this Thursday to assess the epidemiological situation and decree new measures that will come into effect on Monday, July 26. Subsequently, the president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, will announce the restrictions, which will last for two weeks, so they will be in effect at the beginning of August, the key month of the summer tourism campaign.
With a cumulative incidence already close to five hundred infected with coronavirus For every 100,000 inhabitants in the Valencian Community and a rate of positivity higher than the Spanish average, with sixteen percent, the Generalitat will give priority to health over the economy.
This is how they have been pointing it out so much Ximo Puig as the vice president of the Generalitat, Monica Oltra, who was especially explicit on Tuesday when announcing that the regional government will ask to extend the curfew between one in the morning and six in the morning to more municipalities.
At present this measure of restriction of nocturnal mobility is located in the towns of Almàssera, Buñol, Puig, Tavernes Blanques, Vilamarxant, Benicasim Alboraya, Benaguasil, Benetússer, Benifaió, l’Eliana, Meliana, Moncada, Picanya, Picassent, Puçol, Requena, Riba-roja de Túria, Sedaví, Silla, Utiel, San Vicente del Raspeig, Alaquàs, Aldaia, Burjassot, Catarroja, Quart de Poblet, Xirivella, Gandia, Mislata, Paterna and Valencia.
List of municipalities at extreme risk
However, the latest official statistics of the Generalitat reveal that 251 of the 352 municipalities of the Valencian Community are in extreme risk transmission of Covid-19. Two weeks ago this situation barely affected around forty towns.
The new infections are especially affecting the youngest group of the population that has not yet received the coronavirus vaccine. In fact, the cumulative incidence of Covid-19 among people between twenty and twenty-nine years old, the average for the whole of the Valencian Community triples, with more than 1,400 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.
Thus, the curfew
now plans on a hundred Valencian municipalities at extreme risk, although the final list must be sent to the Superior Court of Justice with the arguments that justify the measure, for which the Generalitat will once again use the Public Health law 1986. The subdirectorate of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health is already working on the technical report that details the scenario of the pandemic and the responses proposed by the Generalitat to deal with phenomena such as bottles or illegal parties.
The extension of the restrictions is supported by experts who advise on the Covid-19 to the President of the Generalitat, so it is taken for granted that the limitations to the nightlife, hospitality and mass events sectors will be maintained as of July 26.
The limitation of social and family gatherings and the curfew will depend on the decision of the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community.