The Spanish Cabinet have approved a new national ´State Of Alarm´ for the country, which gives Spain’s regional governments a legal framework to limit the public’s mobility.
The main reason for restriction is to limit general socializing, in a bid to contain the second wave of the Coronavirus.
An obligatory curfew for the entire country and its population is now in place between the hours of 23:00 to 06:00 and will last an estimated 6-Months.
Regional governments have a margin of one hour to bring forward or back the curfew times, they will not however be able to scrap the measure altogether.
Local regions in Spain will also have the ability to restrict the entrance into and exit from their territories, unless that is, if they are for essential matters such as going to work or to access medical services.
This measure allows regions to close their borders should they have a neighboring territory that is particularly hard hit by the virus.
This Royal Decree will not see the closure of Spain’s borders, as was the case during the first wave of the pandemic in March of 2020.
There are independent laws right across Spain, with each of its 17 provinces having their own detailed rules, like the Canary Islands – this is the region in Spain that has the best coronavirus data and is exempt from the curfew in a bid to aid the tourism sector.
There are also measures to limit social meetings between citizens of up to a maximum of six people for the entire country.
The “objective“, Pedro Sánchez explained, is to reach the cumulative number of coronavirus cases down to 25 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Spain is currently exceeding 400 in this regard. “We have a long road ahead, we are going to have to deploy a huge exercise of resistance,” he added, explaining that the six-month time frame for the state of alarm will not be immovable should the coronavirus data improve.
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