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Ximo Puig proposes limiting mobility between communities at Easter


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The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, proposes an agreement between the autonomous communities and the Government to limit the mobility in Easter week between territories in order to prevent coronavirus infections that could reverse the downward trend after the third wave.

«It will be a moment very complex“In which it could even” lose traceability “of the virus that is going to be recovered with the drop in current cases, Puig warned this Friday in an interview with Europa Press, in which he defended this agreement at the state level in the Interterritorial Council for this festive period. «We think there must be a position of set of the system, because it is very important to consolidate now. If we consolidate, we will probably have more opportunities in the coming months to go towards normalization with greater vaccination and greater capacity to contain the pandemic, ”he explained.

[Restricciones en la Comunidad Valenciana para un nuevo fin de semana de confinamiento antes de la desescalada]

As for the easing of restrictions as of March, he has stressed that the effort made in “a few days” cannot be “wasted”, and has reiterated that the situation is still “very difficult.”

In fact, regarding the lightening of these measures, he has pointed out that decisions will be made next week, when an Interdepartmental Commission will be convened, which will take into account the ‘traffic light’ established by the Interterritorial Health Council. Thus, it foresees that in the next few days the data will “be consolidated” and expects a greater “verification of the drop” in the incidence. However, he recalled that he is “still at high risk.”

Maintain limitations

Puig has insisted that «nobody wants restrictions“, But they are done” to try to avoid infections and deaths, but not because it gives anyone any kind of satisfaction. ” Therefore, it has opted for «make flexible, but at the same time to maintain with all determination the position »

[La propagación del coronavirus en Valencia se reduce a mínimos ante la desescalada de las restricciones]

Asked about the areas in which the measures will begin to be lifted, he indicated that there is “a willingness to act based on what is already known to generate greater sociability.” “A business is not the same as a bar or a restaurant, among other things because you spend more time together in a bar and a restaurant and remove your mask,” he pointed out.

“We have to insist and even if there is some flexibility, which there will be if everything continues the same, we have to continue insisting on what we already know is positive to overcome the pandemic, which is, of course, the permanent use from face mask, cleaning and hygiene of hands and the ventilation», Has pointed out. In fact, it has influenced this last question, that “now it will be easier because we are going towards a more favorable time.

In this sense, he has defended that “we can never forget” that we are “in the middle” of the pandemic although “we have to breathe a little”, something that he considers “necessary” because of the consequences «economic, social and also psychological».

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Regarding this last question, he remarked that this virus has affected “everything that has to do with our way of being” since it has attacked “fundamentally sociability, contact, our way of being Mediterranean.” In fact, he has considered, now that the anniversary of the first state of alarm is approaching, that it has been a “really hard” year, and has called it “annus horribilis”.

Neither Fallas nor Magdalena

If the flexibilities take place as of March, they will coincide with the festive period for the Fallas or the Magdalena, on which Puig has settled: «There are no Fallas or Magdalena and we have to be aware that there is no space for sociability associated with the party, because there is no party. “There will be a party when we can,” he added.

In fact, he would like to see ‘some of these parties” even this year, but not “today”. However, he has defended the “right to rest” although “it is and should be a different rest to the one we have raised on other occasions.”

«Although now there is a certain flexibility, parties cannot be held nor individuals or parties in areas beyond entertainment venues. We have to be aware of the situation: We are better, but we are still bad, “he added.

This, says Puig, “costs a lot”, and he thanked “especially the young people.” “There are young people who have spent their 18, 19 or 20 years locked up at home for a whole year”, something that is “very hard”.

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