Corona on the Costa Blanca: New conditions decided

The prime minister of the Valencia region, Ximo Puig, has announced new restrictions on the Costa Blanca in view of rising Corona numbers. These are aimed precisely at the problems that are responsible for the new infections: Parties among young people and private meetings without distance and masks. Most of the outbreaks that occur are attributed to youth events or social gatherings of people under 35. This is an age group that has not yet been vaccinated, so they are much more exposed to the coronavirus. "We are forced to act," Puig said at a press conference on Thursday. Because, "Health is the first priority. Always." From midnight on Saturday 10 July until probably 25 July, the following rules will therefore apply:

A maximum of ten people may attend private meetings.

Nightlife as such has been shut down again. Discos and nightclubs are only allowed to function as bars and have to close at 0.30 a.m. at the latest.

Restaurants and bars are only allowed to provide guests with new food and drinks until midnight and must close at 0.30 a.m. at the latest.

In bars and restaurants, a maximum of ten guests may sit at a table outdoors, six indoors.

No alcohol may be sold in shops after 8pm.

For large events, the number of participants is limited to 3,000 outdoors and 2,000 indoors.

In Marina Alta, new infections fell slightly to 68 as of 6 July 2021, with a total of 10,372, of which 185 are active. Thus, the cumulative incidence shoots up to 108.42 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, so the region remains at medium risk of infection.

In Dénia, 13 new infections were counted. This brings the incidence to 53.7. Dénia therefore has a medium risk of infection.

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