17 Nov, 2020 @ 13:58
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Border closure on Spain’s Costa Blanca is set to be extended into December

Benidorm set for night-time curfew after big COVID case rises in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian Community border is set to remain shut until December 9.

The closure came into force on October 30 in a move to reduce COVID-19 cases coming into the region.

It was initially imposed for a week and then extended twice until this Friday(November 20).

Speaking this morning(November 17), President Ximo Puig said:

“I am considering continuing with the closure and with the current situation it appears logical for an extension to happen.”

December 9 is already pencilled as a date when the night curfew could be ended in the Valencian Community.

It is also significant that it follows two back-to back bank holidays on December 7 and December 8 which will create a long weekend.

The rationale is to stop long-distance visitors from areas like Madrid coming to their second homes for an extended break, which is why December 9 is a key date.

“We will do an assessment of where we stand with the pandemic but the plan is to go through to December 9 with all of the current measures in place,” Ximo Puig added.

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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