By Matthew Roscoe • 29 October 2020 • 18:12
THE votes are in and Spain is now under a State of Alarm until May 9.
Minister Salvador Illa, in place of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, announced that Congress has approved an extension to the state of alarm, with 194 votes in favour compared to 53 against and 99 abstentions.
Autonomous communities will still have the power to impose or remove restrictions for the next six months.
In Minister Salvador Illa’s announcement that Spain is now under State of Alarm until May 9, he said:
“The Government is aware that citizens are beginning to be tired, but this is not the time to relax measures. We are facing weeks, months, which are going to be very hard. We still have a long horizon ahead of us. the parties will be different.”
“The current scenario is very worrying at the gates of winter and therefore, and because a good number of autonomies have requested it, the Government has decided to approve such a long state of alarm. We are fully immersed in the second wave of the pandemic.”
We will have more information as it gets announced.
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