Looking forward to Saturday

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Looking forward to Saturday
RESTRICTIONS LIFTED: Ximo Puig and Health chief Ana Barcelo visiting a Castellon hospital Photo credit: GVA.es

REGIONAL president Ximo Puig confirmed that most remaining anti-Covid restrictions would end on Saturday October 9, Valencian Community Day.

De-escalation was enteing the final straight and daily life would gradually return to normal, Puig told the Spanish media at the beginning of this week.

The ever-cautious Generalitat president also stressed that de-escalation targets would nevertheless depend on epidemiological statistics: “The risk level is low but decisions will always be based on these figures,” Puig said.

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Asked if this meant there would be an end to mask-wearing, the present replied that this would have to be an inter-territorial decision to ensure that all communities were in the same situation.

Asked to comment on regions where restrictions had been relaxed early, Puig pointed out that decisions like these “had consequences” in an indirect reference to areas with higher incidence and mortality rates.


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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