The curfew will decline throughout Catalonia as of this Friday. It is the decision that the Government has taken after receiving two judicial setbacks to its attempt to extend nighttime restrictions to large cities. After the Catalan High Court of Justice closed the door to apply the curfew with a cumulative incidence below 250, the Catalan authorities have now decided not to request the extension for the 19 municipalities that maintained the measure and that the judges did. had authorized.
On the other hand, the Generalitat has approved within the framework of the Procicat the extension of the rest of the measures against COVID-19 in Catalonia, which entail a limitation of family and social gatherings to a maximum of 10 people, unless they are cohabitants . Capacity limits in public events will also remain in force, which will continue to 70% in attendance at civil or religious events, including weddings, worship and funeral ceremonies.
The municipalities that will no longer have a curfew as of this weekend are Alcarràs, Amposta, Arenys de Munt, Badia del Vallès, Balaguer, Banyoles, Calafell, Celrà, Cervelló, Gelida, Manlleu, Martorell, Montblanc, Mora de Ebro , Palafolls, Salt, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Sarrià de Ter and Torroella de Montgrí. The big cities and most of the municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona had already left behind the night restrictions last weekend.
The decision has been taken within the framework of the meeting of the Procicat, the committee that manages the measures of the pandemic in Catalonia, after the TSCJ rejected the second request for a curfew in Catalonia, this Monday. The court had only authorized the measure in 19 municipalities of the 62 claimed by the Government. “The lack of specific regulations and also on the part of the State Government has made the courts fall back on decisions that are competent for the health administration and this is a mistake,” lamented the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès.