13 Mar, 2020 @ 15:42
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Bars, restaurants and events CANCELLED across Spain’s Valencian Community from midnight Friday over Coronavirus fears

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THE VALENCIAN government has decreed the closure of all restaurants, bars and sports and cultural events from midnight Friday (tonight) in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ban, in effect across the Valencian Community which includes the Costa Blanca, applies to both private and public venues and activities.

President of the Valencian Generalitat, Ximo Puig, announced the measures following an interdepartmental meeting this afternoon.

He said the measures were ‘necessary to combat this situation’, though he urged citizens not to panic.

The suspension includes events in all open spaces, sports clubs, nightclubs, pubs, casinos, bingo halls, bars, cultural centres, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas.

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Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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