Ximo Puig appeared a few minutes ago at a press conference to announce the new restrictions that have been agreed upon after the emergency interdepartmental meeting that they have held in recent hours.
The coronavirus curve has been skyrocketing in the Valencian Community in recent weeks, causing the health departments to approach a critical situation and starting admissions to the field hospitals in Valencia and Alicante. "We have to end the social contacts that have strained the hospital system"announced the president.
As we anticipated, one of the new measures that seeks to reduce infections is the total closure of bars, cafes and restaurants, and for the first time bingo halls and betting houses. It is already official, the hospitality industry will close the entire Valencian Community from Thursday 21 at 00:00 and, for now, until the 14th day. Only take away food will be allowed, locally or with delivery people, and cafeterias and restaurants of hospitals, hotel establishments (only for lodged clients), services in workplaces for the use of exclusive employees, school and institute dining rooms, and service areas.
In addition, the closing of shops is decreed at 18:00 p.m. during that period, except those essential such as pharmacies or food. Sports facilities will also be closed except for elite athletes and national competitions.
Similarly, Puig has announced that they have transferred to the Government of Spain their request to increase the curfew so that it starts at 20:00. For now, it is Moncloa that has to approve this last restriction.