Adios curfew!

Adios curfew!
GRADUAL ADVANCE: Ximo Puig announces relaxed measures with regional Health chief Ana Barcelo Photo credit:

NO curfew, restaurants and bars open until 1am, nightlife venues until 2am and no limit to social gatherings after June 8.

The expected announcement by Ximo Puig, the Valencian Community’s president marked a beginning of the end to the region’s anti-Covid restrictions.

Social distancing remains, as well as masks, although they are no longer necessary on the beach or in open countryside.


The Valencia region’s cautious reopening had demonstrated its efficiency, creating the Valencian Community’s “unique” health situation that allowed it to move forward, Puig said.

Talking after the Generalitat’s latest interdepartmental meeting, Puig pointed out that the Valencian Community’s Covid-incidence rate is still Spain’s lowest at three-and-a-half times below the national average.

“The Valencian Community is an EU point of reference as a safe destination, like Malta,” the Generalitat president said.

Referring to the curfew, Puig declared that he had kept his promise that it would not be in place for “one day longer” than was strictly necessary.

Nevertheless, the nightlife sector was disappointed to learn that dancefloors must remain empty, with indoor capacity fixed at 50 per cent and no drinking at the bar.

The sector had made so many sacrifices for the general good, Puig admitted, but predicted that continuing the region’s “gradual and prudent” reopening meant that all sectors would reach July “in the best condition.”

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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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