Valencian Community lifts most coronavirus restrictions

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The Valencian Community has lifted most of the coronavirus restrictions

Ximo Puig, the president of the Generalitat, announced today, Thursday, October 7, the lifting of most of the coronavirus restrictions in the Valencian Community. This will come into force from 00:00 on Saturday, October 9, and will remain in place until further notice.

This decision was made after a meeting of the interdepartmental commission, due to the good evolution of the pandemic in the region. Vaccination rates are also high, with around 90 per cent of the population having had at least one dose of vaccine. A low incidence rate of 38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants has made these new measures possible.

Appearing live with Ana Barcelo, Puig urged the Spanish Government to implement the use of the vaccination certificate throughout the Spanish territory to access nightlife venues and festivals.

The new measures will be published on Friday, October 8, in the DOGV. It is already known that dancing in discos, under certain circumstances, and the return of music festivals is allowed. In addition, drinks can be consumed in bars without the need to be seated, both in leisure and in hotels and restaurants. Karaoke or mobile discos may also be held, with the same limitations as in the case of pubs and discos.

From now on, 100 per cent capacity will be allowed both indoors and outdoors in establishments, and there will be no time limit, other than that established by the establishment’s activity licence.

Puig pointed out that the measures coming into force on October 9 allow him and his government to take the first step towards what he described as “improved normality”. He added that he believes most economic activities are now returning to their normal functioning since the pandemic began in March 2020, as reported by lasprovincias.es.

 

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