The state of emergency was introduced by government decisions throughout Spain as a measure to counter the spread of coronavirus.
Initially, the measure will be valid for 15 days, however, if the country’s parliament supports the government’s proposal, then this regime can be extended for six months.
The state of emergency, in particular, provides for a curfew from 23:00 to 06:00 local time, imposes restrictions on social contacts, and movement may be restricted at the local level. In addition, local authorities have the power to regulate the duration of curfews.
An exception is valid only for the Canary Islands – this is necessary to support the tourism industry, and the incidence rates of COVID-19 in this region of Spain are not as large as in other parts of the country.
A state of emergency due to the worsening epidemiological situation has been declared in Spain for the second time this year. It was introduced for the first time on March 14, but then more stringent measures were in force.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic in Spain, more than 1.1 million cases of infection have been identified, almost 35 thousand patients have died.