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Covid: Valencia ends night curfew

Jack Troughton | June 4, 2021
Ximo Puig

Nightlife returns after Covid ban

VALENCIA president Ximo Puig has announced the end of the nightly curfew across the region – a Covid-19 pandemic in force for nearly seven and a half months.

Nightlife also returns with clubs able to stay open until 2am – although there will be no dancing and the can only operate at 50% of internal licensed capacity.

Bars and restaurants can remain open until 1am but new customers will not be permitted to enter after midnight.

The final curfew will run from 1am until 6am on Monday morning before the changes come into operation on June 7.

The president announced the regional government’s easing of pandemic restrictions after Valencia has remained in the ‘low risk’ category for coronavirus over the last 11 weeks, the lowest in mainland Spain.

With a 14-day rate of just over 35 infections per 100,000 people, Puig said the regions was “the safest destination in Europe”.

He wants people to remain “prudent” as the “virus is still here” and said the government wanted to continue its progressive re-opening.

And while the rollout of vaccinations continues at pace, the authority continues to insist masks are worn in public.