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Valencia region imposes curfew, ahead of expected national ‘state of alarm’

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The president of the Valencia regional government, Ximo Puig, has announced on Saturday new curfew measures to take effect from 1am on Sunday. The new measures will run until 9 December.

‘We have to react now,’ Puig tweeted. ‘To waste time now is to lose lives, jobs, well-being. These are the new measures of the resolution for all the region of Valencia from 1am [Sunday]. We change the chip. It is time for a new effort.’

The decision to bring forward the curfew measures in Valencia follows ten regions of Spain having now asked the Spanish government to impose a state of alarm in order to enforce such measures – including Valencia. The Spanish government is preparing to hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Sunday, in order to approve a nationwide state of alarm, specifically for this purpose.

These are the new measures for the Valencia region, announced by Puig:

  • Nighttime mobility is restricted throughout the Valencia region between midnight and 6am.
    In that time slot, only those people who are going to work, who come home from work, or who travel due to force majeure, such as for a medical emergency or to care for a dependent person, will be allowed to be out.
  • The maximum number of members in a family or social gathering in public spaces is limited to 6 people, and also in private spaces between people who do not live together.
  • Parks and outdoor recreation areas may only be open until 10pm.
  • In bars, hotels and restaurants:
    · Consumption must always be at a table, never at the bar.
    · The tables will be for a maximum of 6 people.
    The establishments must close at midnight
  • The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 10pm and 8am, except in hotels and restaurants.
  • The new resolution also recommends citizens to postpone family or social activities that are not essential, as well as limit social activity in general.

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Bill Stickers 26th October 2020 at 7:00 pm

I fail to see why you added that Twitter message in Valencian without a mention of what it says…
I daresay you were tasked with filling a spot or thought it jolly to add something which most foreign nationals will not be able to read.
At least a caption below your copied Twit ( now there’s a noun used inappropriately in this case…) would have been cleverer.
I do not object to paying for news, however it can be done with everybody’s comprehension in mind, especially if one is paying.

Years ago, Cataluña had the same state of affairs. Now we see the same thing occurring in Valencia,
You have added fuel to already burning linguistic fire without perhaps an inkling…

maureen michelson 30th October 2020 at 2:27 pm

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