29 Oct, 2020 @ 12:22
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‘More measures’ to be introduced to fight rising COVID-19 rates in Spain’s Valencian Community

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VALENCIAN president Ximo Puig has promised ‘more measures’ to stem the steep rises in COVID-19 infections across the Valencian Community.

Puig spoke this morning(October 29) to a session of the regional parliament where he announced that 150 extra virus tracers from the Spanish army will be coming to the area.

The extra measures will be targeted at areas that have high infection rates as opposed to introducing blanket restrictions across the region.

No specifics over the new restrictions were mentioned by Puig.

Yesterday’s infection figures showed a 60 per cent hike over a 24-hour period in an area that has lowest mainland COVID-19 case rates in mainland Spain.

Puig did not say whether the region would close its borders for at least this coming weekend which includes an All Saints Day bank holiday in some Spanish regions, which falls this Monday.

A decision would have to be made today with reports suggesting that the Valencian government is waiting to see whether the Madrid region will be shutting its borders.

All Saints Day sees Spaniards travelling around the country to visit the graves of their relatives in their home areas.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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