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.
Hem de reaccionar ja. Perdre temps ara és perdre vides, treballs, benestar.
Estes són les noves mesures de la resolució per a tota la C. Valenciana a partir de la 1 h d'esta matinada.
Canviem el xip. És l'hora d'un nou esforç.
— Ximo Puig (@ximopuig) October 24, 2020
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