News for expats on COVID-19 - update 27.05.2020
Today, 27th of May, the President of the Comunidad Valenciana will request the Minister of Health the possibility to pass by next Monday, 1st of June, to phase 2. The Ministry of Health will decide on Friday whether it will be approved that the Comunidad Valenciana can pass to phase 2, and that decision will be based on the information that will be provide by them. They do not think that there will be a problem as the evolution is very favorable.
As of this Wednesday, for all Regions that are already in phase 2, the timetable and moving restrictions for people younger than 14 years and also for the physical activities of non-professionals will no longer exist. That means that people can go for a walk with children or do sport at any time of the day and as often as they like. The limit that allows people to move only within a radius of 1km also has been cancelled.
If the Comunidad Valenciana passes on Monday, the 1st of June, to phase 2, this measure will automatically take effect for the entire region.
Spain has started a ten-day official mourning period in tribute to the more than 26.000 victims of the coronavirus, such as it is published in the BOE (state bulletin). During these days there will be one minute of silence at noon.