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.
The Director of the Coordination Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health, Fernando Simón warns on Thursday “No one should have any doubts,” he said. “Things are not going well.” The ministry reported 7,039 new infections, 3,349 of them in the last 24 hours. The continued increase in new COVID-19 cases in recent weeks has brought the country to a situation where the epidemic is not out of control on a national level, but it is, in some specific areas of the country.
For the regions that qualify to join phase 3 from Monday June 8 will see that discotheques can resume activity, but the rules are without dancing, and also the bullrings will open with restrictions on their capacity of a third.
In Phase 3, in addition, the reopening of casinos , gambling venues, bingos, raffles and tombolas is allowed , but only with half their capacity and complying with all hygiene and social distance measures. Likewise, bars and restaurants may allow consumption within their premises, but only to 50% of their maximum authorized clientele.
To these new measures must be added the possibility of occupying all seats on buses and trains, as well as the possibility of occupying both seats on motorcycles , but both the driver and the passenger must be provided with gloves.
Residents in certain areas of Spain welcome the relaxed lockdown conditions of phase 2 today Monday 25 May. With more than 28,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19 the country can now see the start of the new normality.
DESPITE remaining in Phase 1 of the State of Alarm, Valencia City’s beaches were relatively crowded yesterday (Saturday) due to a combination of the glorious weather, kids being off school and many adults still not being able to return to their workplace.
MANY shopping centres will be able to open for the first time since March as some parts of Spain move into Phase 2 next week (25 May). However, they will be a subject to a number of regulations, and many may decide to stay closed until restrictions looser further. Children’s areas will need to be closed, partitions will need to be installed at information and customer service desks, social distancing (including car parks) will need to be followed and numbers of customers will have to be accurately measured.
THE Spanish Minister of Education, Isabel Celaa, has said that only half of the countries’ schoolchildren will be back in the classrooms in September if no vaccine for Covid-29 has been developed.
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