Communidad de Valencia introduce tighter measures.
Infections rares have shot up across the region and more than 50% of hospital ICU beds are occupied by coronavirus patients.
Between Monday January 11th and Sunday January 17th, health authorities in the region registered 36,065 new cases (20,510 in the province of Valencia, 11,812 in Alicante and 3,703 in Castellón), representing an increase of 63.16% compared to the previous week. It now has a cumulative incidence rate of 896.12 cases per 100,000 people over the past 14 days, far above Spain's nationwide average of 689.27.
The new measures that will be in force from today (Thurs 21st Jan) for at least the next 14 days include:
Closure of bars and restaurants. Take away and delivery services can continue to be offered.
Closure of sports facilities except for professional competitions.
In addition, the closure of businesses has been decreed at 6:00 p.m. except for food stores, pharmacies and essential shops.
Nothing changes in education. “The classrooms have proven to be the safest place,” said the President of the Generalitat.
The Generalitat will close recreational centres for the elderly, retirement homes, toy libraries, party venues, bingo halls, casinos, gambling and betting houses, sports centres, gyms and training centres.
Casinos and gaming venues will also closed.
Ximo Puig has asked the central government for permission to advance the curfew at 8pm
The proposed AGM to be held in March has been POSTPONED until it is legally possible to meet physically. The committee will continue to monitor the situation.
Club subscriptions are now due, please look out for an email with further details.