The lower house of the Spanish parliament approved the extension of the state of emergency in the country for six months immediately due to the aggravated situation with the coronavirus epidemic. Reported by Reuters.
Regional authorities will now receive additional powers to control the second wave of coronavirus as needed. It is known that the Prime Minister of the country Pedro Sanchez was in favor of this scenario.
Earlier, the Spanish government approved the introduction of a curfew – restrictions on the movement of people, with the exception of special reasons, are introduced from 23 hours to 6 in the morning. The measure does not apply to the Canary Islands.
On October 21, Spain became the first country in the European Union to cross the threshold of one million people infected with the coronavirus. Currently, 1 136 503 infected have been officially identified in the country. For all the time, 35 thousand people have died, more than 150 thousand have recovered.