Alicante calls for aid for tourism and vaccination for young people after new restrictions

“We were told that the efforts over the past few months were going to save the summer, but what has actually happened is exactly the opposite: the death of summer before it has even started”.

Monday 26th July 2021 – XÀBIA AL DÍA with Mike Smith


The president of the Alicante Provincial Council, Carlos Mazón, has accused the Generalitat Valenciana of “bringing about the death of summer” with the latest measures against the spread of COVID-19 which have comes into force today, restrictions which he considers to be “disproportionate”.

In a statement, Mazón said: “[Today] the lack of proportion of the Generalitat Valenciana will be carried out, which we have denounced and criticized as unjustified for again pointing the fingers at young people, for again pointing the fingers at the leisure, bar and restaurant sectors, for a generalized closure of the majority of municipalities, suddenly and to an extent that could be bordering on being illegal”.

The provincial official explained that 3,000 healthcare workers have been laid off and that “we were told that the efforts over the past few months were going to save the summer, but what has actually happened is exactly the opposite: the death of summer before it has even started”.

In this regard, the president of the Provincial Council has demanded “a vaccination schedule for young people now, as the vast majority of autonomous communities are doing, as well as palliative measures and compensation for a sector that is extraordinarily important for us, the hotelier, the bars and restaurants, and the nightlife venues.

Carlos Mazón has demanded that the regional government adopt these proposals urgently since “there are no more excuses to blame others. This is what the Generalitat Valenciana has to do straight away”.



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