Starting next Tuesday, citizens will have to have a negative PCR or a COVID vaccination certificate to have a drink in any of the nightlife venues open in Galicia. The measure will take effect from next Tuesday and aims to curb the high level of infections that is occurring among the younger population. The hours for pubs and discos remain unchanged, with an obligation to close at three in the morning.
Until now, the limits of access to nightlife only operated in town halls at a medium level of restrictions. Now, the Government of Alberto Núñez Feijóo has decided to generalize it to the entire community. In addition, the number of cities with added restrictions is expanded: up to seven localities enter the high-level list. They are the following: Ourense, Barbadás, O Barco de Valdeorras in the province of Ourense; Illa de Arousa, Cambados, Vilagarcía, Vilanova de Arousa, in the province of Pontevedra.
While the incidence of the pandemic in Galicia is 31 cases to 14 days among those over 70 years; Among citizens between 20 and 29 years of age, it is 782 cases in the same time period. The Xunta has also decided to limit the maximum number of non-cohabitants who can share space on a terrace of the general hospitality to 10 people. For the interior of the bars, the maximum number of people per table is set at six people.
The Regional Minister of Health, Julio García Comesaña, insisted this Wednesday that COVID 19 is also taking young people to intensive care units. Despite the fact that the health care impact remains moderate, the Xunta recalls that there are currently five people under 40 years of age fighting for their lives with advanced life support in critical care units.