Call for responsibility

Christmas restrictions tightened in Valencia

GENERALITAT president Ximo Puig asked for “extra responsibility” on the part of the public.

It was essential to maximise measures to combat the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, Puig said: “Masks, distancing, hygiene, fresh air.  For you and for us all.”

“We are at a crucial moment for our region’s present and future,” the president declared.


“The virus is still here, it hasn’t gone,” Puig warned, urging people to return to the same levels of individual responsibility that they demonstrated during the worst moments of the emergency.

“In some cases, we have lost our respect for the virus and that is an error we have to put right,” the president stated.

He also warned that the regional government would not hesitate to adopt stringent measures if necessary.

“We must protect ourselves from the virus and consolidate the reactivation of the economy,” Puig said.

On an encouraging note, he pointed out that the Valencian Community has more trackers and tracers than any other Spanish region.  The health authorities can carry out 14,000 PCR tests daily and analysing wastewater to monitor the coronavirus has been extended to more municipalities.

With more medical staff, three auxiliary hospitals and more ICU beds, the Valencian Community is now better prepared to detect the virus, isolate cases, protect the population and attend to those needing hospitalisation, Puig affirmed.

“But we can’t allow ourselves to relax. There is no point in ignoring the instructions of the health authorities and experts, because anyone failing through their own carelessness, makes us all fail,” he said.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


  1. He looks like Bill gates´brother. Now the supposed number of deaths (taking into account that deaths with covid are counted as deaths from covid) is 12887 and the population of valencia in 2019 was 4.795 million, that gives a death rate of 0.25 %, that´s if you believe the dodgy death rates. WHy are people being locked down for this? I keep telling you this is a worldwide hoax but nobody wants to do any genuine investigation or reporting


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