Friday, April 16

Ximo Puig announces the new restrictions in the Valencian Community

New restrictions in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón: follow Ximo Puig's press conference live.

New restrictions in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón: follow Ximo Puig’s press conference live.

The President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, appears this noon at around 1:30 p.m. to announce the new restrictions in the Valencian Community after Easter. The announcement comes after the meeting of the Interdepartmental for Prevention and Action against covid-19 to review current limitations against coronavirus pandemic and agree on whether to make any of them more flexible.

The current measures in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellón They entered into force on March 15, before the Fallas festivities, and their validity ends at 11:59 p.m. next Monday, once the Holy Week and Easter festivities. These include the closure of the hotel business at six in the afternoon – where the maximum number of people per table is 4 people and the capacity inside is 30% – and at eight in the afternoon of non-essential commerce, while that inside gyms, swimming pools and sports centers the capacity is one third.

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Manuel Alcaraz, at the University of Alicante. PILAR CORTÉS


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People with masks on the Postiguet beach in Alicante.


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Alicante people walk around the Postiguet area, during last Easter. ALEX DOMÍNGUEZ


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Terrace of a bar in La Corredera de Elche. MATÍAS SEGARRA

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The Valencian Community has been closed on the perimeter since the end of October and has night curfew between ten at night and six in the morning, while no more than four people can meet in public spaces, and in homes only cohabitants can do so.

When these measures were announced, autonomy had a fourteen-day cumulative incidence of 57.66 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, 698 people hospitalized due to covid (178 of them in ICUs) and a percentage of occupancy of covid patients in the ward of 4.56% and 16.48% in intensive care.

Right now, almost a month later, the cumulative incidence is 32.61 (the lowest in Spain and the only autonomy below 50), there are 406 hospitalized patients (83 of them in the ICU) and the percentage of occupancy of covid patients in the ward is 2.48% and in intensive care 8.18 %.

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