After a disastrous summer season that saw hotel occupancy in Benidorm drop by 80%, hotel groups in the resort have expressed their dismay at the latest State of Emergency put in place last weekend by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, which he proposes to extend through until May next year.
Following the nationwide state of emergency, announced by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez last Sunday, details of the levels of fines for those breaking the new curfew rules, have been released by the Valencian government.
On the day the country became the first in Western Europe to record more than a million cases of Covid-19, Spain’s regional governments also reported 16,973 fresh cases, a new record in terms of daily infections.
Valencian Community president Ximo Puig asked government health minister Salvador Illa to enforce a nationwide curfew between the hours of midnight and 6am, at a meeting of regional leaders on Thursday afternoon.
A glimmer of winter light has shone onto Spanish holiday resorts, such as Benidorm, currently struggling as a result of the UK’s stringent quarantine laws.
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