Spain will one last time to extend the regime of high alert

The Spanish authorities are going one last time to extend the regime of high alert in the country, said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on the basis of consultations with the heads of the Autonomous communities.

He said that the final, third, stage of the so-called "de-escalation" (the lifting of quarantine measures) control from the Central authorities transferred to the leadership of the Autonomous communities. "In the hands of the government (Spain) will only regulation of movement," added Sanchez.

The vote on the proposal of the government in the Congress of deputies will be held on Wednesday. The alert will be extended until 21 June.

A high alert was imposed by the government on 14 March and has since been extended five times, the latest, until June 7. By law, each time the Cabinet of Ministers must seek the consent of the Congress of deputies for its extension.

The Spanish government at the end of April has developed a plan for gradual exit from quarantine, and in different regions of the mitigation measures occurs at different times, depending on the epidemiological situation and the preparedness of the health services exacerbate the situation. All four phases (from zero to third). The movement between different regions is limited. 1 June 70% of the population will live according to the rules defined for the second phase. 30% (including Madrid and Barcelona) remain on first.

Spain is one of the most affected countries in the world from the coronavirus COVID-19, the number of victims at more than 27 thousand people.

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