Monday, August 2

There are already three communities that are trying to use the curfew to stop contagion




There are already three communities that have put on the table the possibility of making use of the curfew to stop contagions in Spain. The last one has been Canary Islands, which announced this Thursday that it will ask the region’s Superior Court of Justice (TSJC) for authorization to limit mobility at night between 00:30 and 6:00 on those islands in phase 3 and 4.

The Valencian Community It has also decided to ask the TSJCV for a selective curfew for municipalities with high incidence – from 1 to 6 hours – and the limitation of meetings to ten people in all spaces. In addition, it has decided to close nightlife again due to the “explosion of contagion” among young people, advance the closure of the hotel industry by half an hour and reduce the capacity of mass shows.

For its part, the Board of Castilla y León, which had proposed to the central government to apply a general curfew, will not ask the Superior Court of Justice of the community for its endorsement for this measure, since it was rejected when it was previously requested. Apart from the curfew, the region has approved this Thursday the closure of nightlife at 2 in the morning, eliminating bar consumption in these places, which will have a capacity of one third and will not be able to use their dance floors, in addition to limiting table occupancy to ten and, on the other hand, it closes the clubs.

Limits to nightlife

Most of the autonomous communities have chosen to limit nightlife. The last to do so was the Region of Murcia, which decreed this Thursday the closure of the interior of these premises. The Covid Monitoring Committee of the Region of Murcia, meeting this Thursday afternoon on an extraordinary basis, has decided to decree, starting at 00.00 hours next Saturday, the suspension of nightlife indoors, that is, those with a cocktail bar, karaoke, pubs and the like. This has been announced by the Minister of Health, Juan José Pedreño, who has indicated that these measures, based on technical recommendations from experts, are intended to stop the “worrying” increase in positive cases detected in the last week in the Region of Murcia.

Aragon It will return to health alert level 2 on Friday, therefore, as regards the hospitality sector, the interior capacity will be reduced to 50% and the closing time will be established at 11pm. The nightlife, whose gauges inside they will also be 50%, it may be extended until 00.30 hours, although the entry of new customers may only be allowed until 00.00. Tables may be for 6 people inside and 10 outside and bar service will be abolished again.

Catalonia has returned to shut down nightlife starting this weekend in closed spaces and imposes restrictions on events that are held outdoors due to the high spread of new variants of the coronavirus.

The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has advanced that Galicia will keep nightlife open, but now it will force test PCR, which will be free on covid-auto, to people who want to go to a place in cities with a high level of restrictions. The test will be 48 hours before. In addition, the Xunta will ask the town councils to seal beaches and parks at night to avoid bottles.

For its part, the Government of Navarra has decided to approve by the emergency procedure a regional order for advance the closing of discos and special bars due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in recent days. The new regional order came into force this Wednesday, valid for fifteen days, and means that the discos and special bars must close At 1 in the morning. Until now, discos could close at 4 and special bars at 2.

Other restrictions

The Balearic government will prohibit from this Saturday the sale of alcohol in commercial establishments and gas stations from 10 pm to avoid bottles. This was announced at a press conference by the spokesman for the regional Executive, Iago Negueruela, who has communicated that the rest of the restrictions in force in the Islands are extended until the next review. “There is no need to take steps back because we were careful when he played,” he said.

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has warned this Thursday that now we must be very careful not to reach the point of closing nightlife in August. In any case, they have requested prior ratification to the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) to restrict freedom of movement and the closure of non-essential activity in the Jaén municipality of Peal de Becerro.

The Extremadura joint, which has decided throughout this week to close the perimeter of the municipalities of Malpartida de Plasencia and Torrejoncillo after the endorsement of the Justice, has indicated that it would adopt more restrictive measures based on the “serious presence of the disease and the incidence” in the region.

The Advisory Committee of the Civil Protection Plan of Basque Country has decided to add to the measures currently in force, the prohibition of bottles and “no parties” and will close before commercial, social and cultural activities if the current trend is maintained or there is an increase in hospital pressure. In any case, Urkullu advises to use the mask at all times.

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