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Written by on March 25, 2020
The Congress of Deputies is likely to approve the extension to the state of emergency, after the cabinet approved the extension until the 11th April. They are to vote this afternoon at 3pm.
Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, announced that the decision made on Sunday by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and regional presidents would now go to a final vote at Congress. She confirmed that no amendments or changes were planned to the current restrictions.
In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain
There was respite for the Spanish economy yesterday, the stock market – the IBEX-35 – shot up 7.8%, the biggest rise in ten years.
And police are reminding people to remain vigilant against online scams and fake news articles on email and social networks.
Scammers used links on social networks and email to try to sell items that related to the virus such as testing kits.
Yesterday phishing attempts relating to Amazon, Netflix and Bankia accounts were uncovered by security services in the country.