The regional government has announced additional measures to combat the rise in Covid-19 cases in the city of Valencia.
These come into force today (Friday) and affect hostelry establishments, nightlife and other social aspects of life.
The action has been taken as the region recorded 358 new cases yesterday, with 246 of these in Valencia province (84 in Alicante province and 28 in Castellón).
Health councillor Ana Barceló said the measures will help to prevent the spread of the virus in the city.
Sra Barceló stated that bars, restaurants, discos and nightclubs will have to close at 01.30.
Communal zones in hotels and tourism accommodation can only be used at 60% capacity.
Outdoor bottle parties have been banned.
Meetings of families and friends can only bring together a maximum of 15 people.
Family visits to residential care homes have been suspended.
Sra Barceló said these measures ‘could be extended to other parts of the Valencia region if required’.
She explained that there has been an increase in cases in Valencia city and ‘thanks to the work of tracing staff we have been able to detect where the flare-ups have occurred’.
She said most of these outbreaks were due to social contact and ‘almost a half of them were occurring between people aged 15 to 34.
Full details on the local figures in today’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at www.costa-news.com