THE Government of the Balearic Islands has adjusted its night time curfew.

With immediate effect the curfew will be pushed back by one hour, now running from 12am to 7am, and not from 11pm to 6am.

The adjustment comes after the Balearic government received widespread criticism from local business unions.

The consensus between associations was that bars and restaurants would suffer tremendously if they had to close at 11pm.

This led to the Minister of Labour and Tourism, Iago Negueruela, meeting with union representatives yesterday.

By the afternoon, Negueruela passed on his feedback to President Francina Armengol and it was decided that the curfew would be pushed back to midnight.

This means that citizens must be at home between these hours and will only be permitted outside for work, if they are returning home or are caring for the elderly or a dependant. 

Announcing the change, Negueruela said that ‘the health situation in the Balearic Islands is one of the best compared to other autonomous communities’.

For this reason he said the government was willing to adjust the curfew.

He also gave his full support to the hospitality sector but noted that ‘infections needed to decline so that tourists could return next season’.

Meanwhile, the Catalan government has revealed it is considering bringing in lockdowns at the weekend in a bid to tackle coronavirus. 

The Generalitat announced that there will be more restrictive measures coming for the entire region, which includes Barcelona.

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