BREAKING NEWS: Spain to Extend the State of Alarm Once Again But Sanchez Assures Children Will Be Allowed Out After April 27

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Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has just confirmed that he will extend the state of alarm, imposed as a result of the coronavirus crisis, until May 9, however, he has assured that there will be a change in the conditions of this quarantine. Sanchez has stated that after April 27, children will be allowed to go out on the streets, however, in controlled and limited way.

Sanchez is currently giving an updated speech on Spain’s situation amidst the coronavirus crisis. In this he has stated that the country must remain committed the social distancing and focused on being hygienic and precautious at all times.

He says, “despite the enormous progress we have made, it is not possible to simply lift the quarantine and move to the de-escalation phase… tomorrow, I will talk with the presidents of the autonomous communities and the Congress of Deputies to tell them about the extension of this state of alarm which will now last until May 9”.

Sanchez has insinuated that this upcoming state of alarm will not be the same as the ones we have previously experienced. He claims that he will try to ensure that this quarantine is not so tedious for those youngest members of the household, children. Sanchez hopes to ensure that after April 27 children will be able to go for walks and alleviate the stress of being in confinement.

Sanchez has communicated that Spain will begin responding to the six recommendations established by the World Health Organisation in May and that after this, Spain will begin to slowly, cautiously, and progressively lift quarantine restrictions.

The Prime Minister assures that this will be achieved by following a set of measures and regulations which are hinged upon the spread of the virus and the strain of the medical system. If we encounter the slightest amount of risk, Sanchez assures, that they will stop immediately to reinforce the measures and adjust them.

He reminds that when we return to the streets, we will find ourselves in the middle of a war zone but without the bombs.

Sanchez assures that he will promote Spain’s economic and social reconstruction which can only be achieved via the path of consensus, dialogue and most importantly unity.

He also touches upon the issue of the European Union, stating that there must be a pact and agreement reached upon by member states. He reinforces the notion of solidarity as an essential pillar of the EU and that “Now is the time to demonstrate it”, as “meetings with the leaders of the EU are beginning to bear fruit” and things looks positive as it would be “unforgivable if Europe were to repeat the same mistakes of the past”.

He suggests that “Europe must not allow the wolves of populism to take advantage of this medical crisis and use it as a way to disseminate their hate speech”.

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Laura Kemp

Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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