A month after having drawn the blind, the Xunta has decided to reopen bars and restaurants with different limits depending on the incidence of COVID in each municipality. The general limit to the meetings of non-cohabitants in the main cities is also ending and the new restriction in this regard sets a limit of between four and six people for the meetings, depending on the level of incidence of each locality. Among the measures, announced this Wednesday by the head of the Galician Government, another one that looks to the border stands out: Galicia calls for the closing of the border with Portugal from this Friday until December 9.
The plan proposed by the Galician Government, after meeting with the clinical committee that advises it, raises four levels of restrictions based on the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In the most restrictive of them, bars and restaurants are open until five in the afternoon with the possibility of covering a capacity of 50% on the terraces and with a limit of up to four people gathered. The most lax proposal is the one that allows to open until 11 pm with a capacity of 50% inside and 75% on terraces with a limit of six people at each table. The perimeter areas of the cities of Santiago and Ourense enter this last scenario, after a month with the hotel industry inactive. These two cities also see the end of the perimeter closure they have been subjected to for weeks.
Do not travel to Portugal
The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has requested the closure of the Galician border with Portugal and warns of the “risk of traveling to the neighboring country during the bridge.” With some border towns with rates close to a thousand infected per 100,000 inhabitants, the Xunta have focused on pointing out the risk that Galicians decide to cross the border to spend their days off. The proposal has already been made known to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which must validate it in collaboration with the Portuguese authorities.
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