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BREAKING: Government announces state of alarm

Written by on October 25, 2020

The government has approved a state of alarm, which will allow for a nationwide curfew.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tabled a cabinet meeting this morning and said he would be approving the emergency measures.

He is due to address the nation this afternoon.

The latest measure agreed by Spain’s Socialist government, with the backing of the centre-right Ciudadanos and separatist parties from the Basque country and Catalonia, imposes a nationwide curfew between 23:00 local time and 06:00.

The new decree gives regional governments the option to prohibit travel in and out of their territories unless it is justified.

It also restricts social gatherings and movement between districts except for work and medical reasons.

 

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