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Covid restrictions: Valencia announces changes today. Hospitality sector calls for relaxation of rules

Jack Troughton | April 22, 2021

PRESIDENT of the Valencia regional government Ximo Puig will this evening reveal any changes to the restrictions imposed to control the health emergency.

The authority’s interdepartmental committee for prevention and action against Covid-19 is scheduled to meet at 19.00 to discuss the ongoing battle against the pandemic.

Representatives of the hospitality sector have already demanded the industry be allowed more freedom – they want indoor capacity to be extended to two thirds of capacity, currently it is set at a third; and for hours to be extended to the beginning of curfew, currently 22.00, instead of being forced to close at 18.00.

The sector also wants specific plans to be drawn up over celebrations. Currently wedding parties at licensed premises are limited to 15 people inside and 20 on terraces.

However, Puig is expected to again call for maximum prudence after Valencia has continued to report the lowest incidence of the disease over the last month.

He has said “we cannot relax” and his government would take decisions based on the current health data because “the lives of many people are in danger”.

After the meeting, the president is due to explain new measures and restrictions at a press conference, which will be streamed live on the government’s YouTube channel, and its Twitter and Facebook accounts.