Spain’s state of emergency officially ended at 0:00 local time on May 9, according to a Report By Western Media On May 10. On the night of the lifting of the state of emergency, residents of most Spanish cities gathered in the streets to celebrate the lifting of the curfew and other preventive measures after the end of the state of emergency.
In the capital, Madrid, although restaurants are required to close at midnight, many residents gather in the streets and squares, as do most Spanish cities such as Barcelona and Seville.
With the exception of the regions of Valencia and Balearic, which continued to impose curfews after court approval, none of Spain’s regions continued to impose preventive and control measures after the end of the state of emergency.
Spain’s municipalities have called on the public to do their part, while municipalities and opposition parties have criticised the central government’s lack of adequate anti-pandemic measures to cause chaos after the state of emergency.
Madrid Mayor Almeida says the Spanish government has failed to provide adequate legal guarantees after the state of emergency ends, leaving the regions in a weak position to fight the new outbreak of pneumonia. Epidemiologists have generally expressed concern about the coronavirus outbreak in Spain, with most experts saying the country should not be easily relaxed at this time because the infection rate is still high.