Tuesday, May 24

The Consell closes leisure and bars at 0:30 and asks the Supreme Court to confine 40 municipalities

Since the night from this friday to saturday new schedules come into force for hostelry, that will close half an hour before, at 0:30 hours. And for the establishments of nightlife this same schedule is dictated. “I regret the enormous sacrifice that it supposes for so many people who make a living with it, but we have to be honest and know that a fundamental part of the outbreaks originate in regulated leisure,” explains the president.

To partially alleviate the consequences of this turn of the screw, Puig announces 4.8 million euros more in aid for the sector, which plans to approve this Friday the plenary session of the Council, so that the total subsidized so far would reach 12.8 million.

The measures agreed by the Consell oblige stop serving in bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs and nightclubs at 00:00, and the groups and tables may not exceed 6 people inside or 10 outside.

These restrictions last fifteen days, until July 25, along with new capacity limits in massive events to 2,000 people when the spaces are closed and 3,000 if they are outdoors. “We must once again restrict social contact,” argues the head of Consell. The accumulated incidence, abounds, has multiplied by six in a month, from 40 to 260 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Community, and the spread of the Delta variant is much more contagious and virulent than expected.

With the aim of “looking straight at the pandemic” to try to stop it, the meeting against the covid that includes the president, the vice president, among others Beyond and the Consellers of Health and Education, has also decided to act on the «explosion of contagions»Among the young, “Because they are not immune to the virus and revenues have doubled in a month at the plant.” Puig even warns that in the coming days «we will witness an increase in young people admitted in hospitals.

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In this line, surveillance will be reinforced by agreement with the mayors and the Government delegation, and Justice will classify the bottle as a serious offense. “We must ensure that it is not done because we risk everyone’s health,” he stresses. Health also limits the hours for the sale of alcohol until 8:00 p.m. “We must be alert, there are two months of effort left to achieve group immunity”, recalls Puig.

Other stricter measures because they affect fundamental rights depend for their implementation on the ratification of the Supreme Court. The Consell asks the judges for a curfew between 1 and 6 in the morning in 40 localities of the Community “with greater epidemic risk”, as Puig points out, and also asks to limit social gatherings and in homes to 10 people.


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