THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY is set to introduced localised restrictions to combat outbreaks of COVID-19 in the region.

Despite the area having the lowest infection rates in mainland Spain, recent clusters of cases have led to cause for concern.

It was announced last night(October 14) that 24 people from the same family in Cox on the southern Costa Blanca had contracted the coronavirus.

Areas like Orihuela and Pilar de la Horadada reported fresh outbreaks, also caused by social contact.

Valencian President, Ximo Puig, said: “We are concerned about the way the coronavirus is spreading in some parts of the region and measures will be taken over the next few days in different areas to restrict the outbreaks.”

Puig did not specify exactly what the measures would entail but promised that any decisions would be made ‘in consultation with health experts’.

“Yes, we are in a stronger position compared to other places in Spain, but at 100 cases per 100,000 people, we still need to lower that figure,” Puig added.

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