VALENCIA will be subject to tougher measures in a bid to control the spike in Covid-19 infections from Thursday (January 7).
President of the region Ximo Puig announced the new measures which include closing the hospitality sector from 17.00 and advancing the nightly curfew.
And 26 municipalities hit particularly badly by the coronavirus outbreaks will be sealed off, with only essential services allowed to cross community borders.
The president said the new measures were being put in place the day after the Three Kings national holiday, the traditional end of the festive season, because of the increase of covid-19 cases after the Christmas holidays.
And he said the measures will come into effect on Thursday and continue for at least 14 days.
The measures include: the continuation of Valencia’s border ‘confinement’ until January 14 and advancing the curfew from 23.00 to 22.00 each evening, until 06.00 the following day.
Closing hospitality sector businesses at 17.00. Only four people may sit at a table and smoking is barred on terraces.