State of Alarm draws to a close after six months and two weeks

The State of Alarm has come to an end, as regional governments now return to localised measures to keep the coronavirus pandemic under control.

From today, the Supreme Court will have the final say on restrictions in an effort to reduce confusion over conflicting judicial rulings over local lockdowns.

The current state of alarm was introduced last October, as the country faced a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Whilst some regions are relaxing controls, at least seven of Spain’s 17 regions are in favour of keeping some of the toughest measures permitted by the emergency situation.

The Canarian president Ángel Víctor Torres announced on Thursday that the Canary Islands will maintain all the restrictions that are currently in place, including the night-time curfew and security controls at ports and airports.

Authorities in the Valencian region – including the Costa Blanca – asked the regional High Court for authorization to set a curfew between midnight and 6am, limit social gatherings to 10 people, both in private and public spaces, regardless of whether they take place indoors or outside. The Court ruled on Friday to approve the measures.



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