By John Smith • 26 October 2020 • 13:39
President Armengol spoke to the Balearics
Credit: Francina Armengol Twitter
SHORTLY after the confirmation of the return to a National State of Alarm in Spain on October 25, Balearics President Francina Armengol addressed the region, confirming that there would be a curfew imposed from that night in the Balearics which would start at 11pm and last until 6am.
She said that she recognised that certain business sectors such as restaurants were likely to suffer but explained that sacrifice was needed by all in order to ensure that the rate of positive Covid-19 infections fell rather than increased.
Coupled with this, she apologised for her unintended and inappropriate discovery in a bar late one night saying “Many people are making great sacrifices and a great job to beat Covid. I’m sorry if, even involuntarily, I have conveyed an image of social relaxation. It is not what I want or what suits the Balearics. I sincerely apologise to the public.”
The President said that she would ask Central Government to intensify entry and exit controls at ports and airports although, for now, there was no restriction on travel to and from other regions of Spain (or between the islands) although the State of Alarm does allow for regional governments to introduce bans if considered necessary.
In the meantime, police are enforcing the curfew with fines ranging from €600 to €30,000 depending on the severity of the breach.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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