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Puig Refuses To Give End Date For Valencian Restrictions
Puig Refuses To Give End Date For Valencian Restrictions Photo credit: GVA.es

THE Valencian Community has the best accumulated Covid incidence rate in Spain.

In January it had the worst, althogh the turnaround is due not to luck but the strict – and unpopular – measures introduced to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

And the president of the regional government Ximo Puig said he intends things to remain that way.

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Speaking during a visit to the Rois de Corella health centre in Gandia with Health chief Ana Barcelo, Puig declined to predict the Covid situation this summer.

“What we want is to arrive at May 9, the day when the State of Alarm ends, in the best possible circumstances,” he said. “We want as much normality as possible.”

The right prescription, Puig added, was continuing “with maximum prudence and without encouraging false hopes.”


He also admitted that there were some anti-Covid measures the Generalitat would like to lift.

“Nevertheless restrictions are the antidote that provide us with maximum capacity for response and prevention,” ever-cautious Puig added.

The region, with Spain’s lowest accumulated incidence rate, was in a positive situation thanks to the population’s efforts and vaccinations, he stated.


“We have done well up to now and we must not lose this position,” Puig declared.


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Linda Hall
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.

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