“The general rule remains in force and travel must be limited as much as possible.” The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, warned this Thursday that the bulk of the restrictions for the coronavirus They will remain after the December bridge and until after the Christmas holidays.
The Valencian Community faces December as a “key” month for the evolution of the pandemic. In fact, the region presents the highest positivity of the Covid-19 highest in Spain, with a rate of fourteen percent that is double the national average.
Furthermore, the cumulative incidence of coronavirus it stands at 238 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, almost at the level of the Spanish average (240) and above the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid and Murcia.
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With this epidemiological scenario, the Government of Ximo Puig will choose to tighten the restrictions for Christmas agreed by the Interterritorial Health Council, as reported on Thursday by ABC and later verbalized by the president of the Generalitat himself: «« We need to definitively defeat the pandemic and for that we need to continue with restrictive measures that have a very clear tint »».
Today’s measures in the Valencian Community to contain the expansion of the coronavirus They are regulated by two decrees of the Presence of the Generalitat and the Ministry of Health that are in force until December 9 at 11:59 p.m.
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The Generalitat will publish the new rules before the Covid-19, which will contemplate the extension of the perimeter closure of the Valencian Community; the night curfew; the limitations of capacity and hours of bars, restaurants, terraces and shops; and restrictions on ceremonies and events, among others.
The Valencian Government will meet during the bridge to the interdepartmental commission that analyzes the evolution of the coronavirus and will draft the new decrees, which will include specific measures for Christmas. This is the approach studied by the Generalitat Valenciana.
The new decree provides for maintaining the perimeter closure of the Valencian Community from December 10 to, at least, January 6. The government chaired by Ximo Puig is considering limiting free movement to allow family and close friends reunions only on December 24, 25 and 31, as well as on January 1.
The Generalitat Valenciana is inclined for those dates for a curfew between one and six in the morning, although the document of measures agreed by the Interterritorial Health Council allows to shorten the prohibition to go out to the street and that the curfew be delayed until one thirty of the magrudada.
Family and social gatherings
At this point, the Generalitat will also toughen the measures proposed by the Ministry of Health. Thus, it maintains the limit of six people who do not live together in social meetings. In the family ones, it will be allowed to expand the number of diners up to ten, but only on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s.
Cavalcades of Kings and San Silvestre races
The Generalitat Valenciana will not authorize Cabagaltas de Reyes Except in cases that arise as “static” acts and the capacity can be controlled. The popular races of San Silvestre will not be allowed this year either.
Nightlife, hospitality, shops and ceremonies
The Valencian Government plans to maintain the closure of nightlife for at least one more month, as well as the current limitations of schedules and capacity in the hotel industry, shops and ceremonies.