Wednesday, August 4

The Valencian Community will apply the curfew to half of the population from 1.00 to 6.00 hours until August 16

The president of the Valencian Government, Ximo Puig, has appeared this Thursday after the meeting of the interdepartmental table, which was also attended by the vice president, Mónica Oltra, the vice president Rubén Martínez Dalmau and the Minister of Universal Health and Public Health, Ana Barceló, among other members of the executive, to study the restrictions in force in the face of the exponential growth of infections in the last two weeks in the Valencian Community.

Puig has confirmed that the Valencian High Court of Justice (TSJCV) has been asked for the endorsement to extend the limitation of night mobility from 1.00 to 6.00 hours -curfew- to 77 municipalities due to the increase in infections, which affects 2 , 5 million people, half of the population of the Valencian Community, until August 16. Until now it was applied in 32 cities.

Although the municipalities affected by the measure have not been detailed, the councilor Barceló has reported on the localities that will no longer have night confinement, of the 32 approved two weeks ago, as the situation of the pandemic has improved: Alaquàs, Almàssera, Catarroja, Moncada, Picanya, Quart, Sedaví and Tavernes Blanques.

The TSJCV has also been asked for permission to extend until the same date the limitation of 10 people to hold meetings in the public and private sphere.

The rest of the measures and limitations that affect hospitality and leisure are maintained, while in the case of shows the capacity is reduced indoors to 50% or a maximum of 1,500 people and must end at 0.30 am. The same capacity will be applied to closed sports venues, while in covered swimming pools the capacity is also reduced to 50%.

The characteristics of the delta variant make it advisable to increase interpersonal distances, given that it has a greater transmission capacity, and pay special attention to indoor meetings.

Since the last measures were approved last Thursday, July 8, the accumulated incidence has gone from 262 to 518 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days registered this Wednesday. Hospitalizations have also doubled, going from 260 admitted, 29 of them in the ICU, to 525 this Wednesday, 72 in the ICU.

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