Since it was announced that only 10 departments of the Valencian Community were going to move to Phase 11 on May 1, the Generalitat has fought incessantly to add the rest of the community's departments and thus make the block de-escalation. That, despite having proposed the idea of de-escalation by departments.
After insisting, the Ministry finally let the rest of the departments that were already in Phase 1 be added from this Monday. The Generalitat has achieved what it wanted, moving to Phase 1 en bloc. However, the new plan allowed circulation within the same province and not only between departments, something that already suggested what was about to happen.
The Valencian Government is not going to ask that next week the 10 departments that opened Phase 1, including Dénia, which covers the entire Marina Alta, pass to the second phase. As stated by Ana Barceló at her press conference, all departments will wait one more week to be evaluated and thus move on to the next phase.
With this, the Generalitat has sacrificed the 10 departments that were best so that the large metropolitan areas can pass alongside the rest. For these, the Marina Alta stays, at least, one more week in Phase 1.