The boss of the Foral Police, Juan Carlos Zapico, and the head of the Ertzaintza, Josu Bujanda, will explain today the coordination of the controls that will be made to monitor the mobility between Navarra and the Basque Country during these holiday bridges. The action is part of the measures to deal with infections by Covid-19, among which the perimeter closure of the communities is maintained.
In Navarra, from the day of San Saturnino, a holiday in Pamplona, the bridges of those pre-Christmas dates already begin and with the celebration yesterday of the Navarra Day, the day of the community patron, San Francisco de Javier, displacements are generalized, although this year tourists, mainly from hotels and rural houses that come from other communities, will not be able to approach Navarra. Perhaps the movement among the populations of the Foral Community partly supplants the occupation of these establishments.
Likewise, these days and at least until the middle of this month the established time and capacity restrictions last week, somewhat more flexible than previously stipulated, and which allowed the opening of hospitality terraces, extension of the opening hours until 10:30 p.m., although the curfew it is held from 23.00 to 6.00 in the morning, etc.
Capacity in cultural, sports and park spaces were also expanded and now we will have to see the result of these lighter measures in the evolution of the pandemic these days, in order to definitively specify what the Christmas.
For the moment, and as agreed in the Interterritorial Health Council, Navarra it will be able to maintain the measures proposed for the Christmas dates, such as the perimeter closure of the community, except for exceptions for family gatherings on certain days, highly conditioned and justified and limited in time; as well as family reunions of two convivial units, between 6 and 10 people including children.
The Minister of Health, Santos Induráin, previously explained that the Government of Navarra was coordinating the execution of some of these control measures with the neighboring autonomous communities: La Rioja, Aragon and the Basque Country. Likewise, the provincial authorities have insisted these days on appealing to prudence and individual responsibility, also in Christmas, of course, so that the wave of infections that may occur in January is the minimum possible, since it enters the coldest months and prone to the expansion of the virus Covid-19 and others like that of the gripe.