After more than seven weeks closed in Catalonia, the malls and the stores of more than 400 square meters will be able to open from March 1. The opening, however, will continue to have limitations: from Monday to Friday and with 30% of the capacity.
This is the main novelty of the modifications communicated today by the Generalitat in its policy of restrictions to stop coronavirus infections. Last Tuesday, the Secretary of Public Health, Josep Maria Argimon, had been in favor of “giving air” to the economic sectors most affected by the rules of the Government, but a day later the acting Minister of Health, Alba VergÃ © s, cooled expectations when referring to the danger of a fourth wave of Covid due to the stagnation in the decline of the indices of the pandemic. In the same vein, the acting president of the Generalitat, Pere AragonÃšs, yesterday was in favor of “not taking one step forward and two backward”.
Despite the fact that the hostelerÃa had demanded this week a relaxation in their schedules, bares Y restaurants they will maintain the same current limitations: they can open from 7.30 to 10.30 and from 13 to 16.30. The rest of the day they can only serve take out products.
The measures updated by the Catalan Government will be valid for one week.