Covid-19 cases rise on Spain's Costa Blanca by 50% in young people

Authorities blame it on the ease of lockdown and the excessive partying amongst young locals and tourists.

The Valencia region declared 715 cases over the weekend of 14th to the 16th of August which is the sharpest rise in Covid-19 cases since the state of alarm for Spain ended in June.

Ana Barcelo, the health minister for Valencia, said that nearly 50% of the new cases were made up of those aged between 15 and 34.

The Valencian government believe this to be due to this age bracket having the most ‘social contacts.’

Miss Barcelo said that this age group has ‘more mobility’ and that ‘the virus has not lost it’s ability to cause serious problems, including young people.’

Due to this, new laws are being applied in the Valencian community from today (August 18th).

The decree includes the closure of all late night bars and nightclubs, smoking in public areas and on terraces and social events with more than 400 people banned except for prior approval from the government.

The Valencian authorities ask people to check their government website for more details.

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