Government drops curfew as of Friday

The Catalan government asks the High Court of Justice to validate the extension of the other measures, such as the limitation of meetings to a maximum of ten people

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A practically empty Rambla on the first night of the curfew.

BarcelonaThe Government has given up on curfew, at least for now. After insisting twice to try to keep it and extend it, first to 148 municipalities, and then to 62, it has finally given up and from Friday onwards it will no longer renew it in the 19 towns where it is still in force. This has been communicated in a press release which explains that the other measures of containment to curb covid-19 approved on 19 August are extended seven days.

Therefore, the limitation to a maximum of ten people in social and family gatherings in both public and private spaces is still in place, provided they do not live together. It also maintains the 70% maximum capacity cap in civil and religious ceremonies and events. The measures will be requested tomorrow to the High Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) and will be approved when validated by the TSJC, which so far has twice overturned the Government's attempts to extend the curfew.