Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez announced on the 25th that the country has entered a state of emergency again to curb the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Sanchez said at a video news conference held in the Prime Minister’s Office that Spain held a special cabinet meeting that day and decided to implement a new round of national emergency from the afternoon of the 25th, with a view to reducing the number of confirmed cases per 100,000 people nationwide to 25. Examples are as follows.
According to the Spanish Constitution, a single state of emergency lasts 15 days. Sanchez said the government hopes to extend the duration of the national emergency to six months.
Sanchez also announced that the government will impose a curfew across the country in the next 15 days, from 23:00 to 6:00 the next day; the number of social gatherings is limited to six people.
At the same time, the governments of each autonomous region have the right to decide whether to restrict people from entering and leaving their jurisdiction, and have the right to decide to advance or postpone the curfew time in their jurisdiction by one hour. The Canary Islands does not impose a curfew due to the relatively mild pandemic.
This is the second time Spain has entered a state of emergency this year. Spain implemented a state of emergency from March 15 to June 21. On the 9th of this month, the Spanish government issued a communiqué declaring that the capital Madrid and the Madrid Autonomous Region have entered a 15-day state of emergency.
According to data released by the Spanish Ministry of Health on the 23rd, as of 14:00 that day, Spain had a total of 1.046 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus and a total of 34,752 deaths.