Southern Spain Agrees Longer Opening Times For Bars

Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Newsflash

Bars and restaurants will be allowed to stay open longer in southern Spain as political leaders attempt to take action to get the economy back on track after the COVID-19 lockdown

The President of the Government of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain, Juan Manuel Moreno, 50, announced they have approved an executive order that allows bars and terraces to open after midnight.

The new law will last until 31st October and allows bars and terraces to open until 1 am as opposed at closing at midnight as they have been doing during Spain’s de-escalation.

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Moreno reportedly signed an agreement with the mayors of the eight capitals of provinces in Andalusia to support the hospitality industry that employs more than 300,000 people in the region.

Moreno told local media: “We are going to mobilise the largest amount of resources in the history of our region to generate business dynamism, job opportunities and more social protection.”

Reports state that although the new law has been approved by the government, the councils of every city will be responsible for deciding when and how they start to apply it.

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