Spain declares State of Alarm in Madrid to slow spread of coronavirus

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Published: October 10,2020 11:48 AM
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October 10, 2020: The Spanish Cabinet on Friday declared a state of alarm in the Madrid region, in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

October 10, 2020: The Spanish Cabinet on Friday declared a state of alarm in the Madrid region, in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus and after failing to reach an agreement with the regional government on the measures that should be implemented. The details of the state of alarm were passed via a decree and published in the Official State Gazette at 5pm, coming into force from that moment.



The government opted to use a state of alarm to give the new coronavirus restrictions that were agreed on last week by a majority of the country’s regions a new legal framework, after the perimetral confinement of municipalities with a high incidence of the coronavirus was struck down by the Madrid High Court on Thursday.



The restrictions included in the BOE reintroduce the perimetral confinement of the capital and eight other municipalities in the region, and anyone trying to leave these areas for the long weekend – Monday is a national holiday – will face fines.



Spain has been witnessing a resurgence in cases with experts calling it the second wave of the pandemic. It has recorded 8,84,381 cases and 32,688 deaths, so far.



 


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