Breaking: Alcoy To Be Closed For Two Weeks

Alcoy is one of the 3 Alicante municipalities with the greatest restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Alcoy will close its perimeter from January 7. It is one of the 3 towns in Alicante that will suffer the greatest restrictions that the Generalitat Valenciana has announced this Tuesday, January 5.

This perimeter closure will last for at least 14 days to reduce the incidence of the virus. In the data published on January 5, Alcoy has reached 1,049 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.

This decision is accompanied by different measures at the economic and social levels. One of the most important is the closure of bars, restaurants, and hospitality establishments. They will only be able to offer take out food during these 14 days.

Social centers, casinos, clubs, gyms, and sports centers are also closed. The parks and gardens of the city will remain unopened.

The mayor of Alcoy, Antonio Francés, appeared at a press conference after the announcement by the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig. Francés has remarked that the Municipal Government “fully supports” the Autonomous Government’s decision and recalls that they had been asking for more restrictive measures for days given the high number of cases.

In addition to these measures applied to towns with perimeter closure, the Consell has announced new restrictions for the entire Valencian Community as a whole: the curfew will be at 10 p.m., and the capacity of shops is reduced to 30%.

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