The Spanish Prime Minister said on the 22nd that he plans to gradually lift the “blockade” measures in response to the new Coronavirus epidemic from the second half of May.
According to a Reuters report on the 22nd, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in the Spanish Parliament that day, the government plans to gradually lift the “blockade” measures in response to the new Coronavirus outbreak in the second half of May this year. To ensure safety, restrictions will be relaxed “slowly and gradually”.
At the same time, Sanchez requested parliamentary approval to extend the state of emergency until May 9. Spain declared a state of emergency on March 13 and extended it twice.
From March 14, Spain has implemented travel restrictions across the country. On March 30, Spain imposed stricter measures for two weeks, and everyone except those in a few industries was not allowed to commute.
On April 13, Spain’s manufacturing, construction and some service industries began to resume work. Starting from April 27, the government allows children under the age of 14 to go out of the house and go to supermarkets, pharmacies and other places accompanied by adults.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the British “Daily Mail” reported on the 22nd that Spain does not allow people to exercise outdoors or children to go out. Its “blockade” measures are one of the strictest in Europe.
According to a notice from the Spanish Ministry of Health on the 22nd, the cumulative number of newly diagnosed cases of new Coronavirus in the country has risen to 208,389, with a total of 21,717 deaths.