New Coronavirus Outbreak Rebounds, Spain Enters A State Of Emergency Again

Date:Oct 27, 2020

On October 25, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Spain had once again entered a state of national emergency to curb the spread of the new crown epidemic.

"We are in an extreme situation, this is the worst health crisis in a century," Sanchez said in a press conference after the cabinet meeting.

Sanchez also announced that, with the exception of the Canary Islands, all regions of Spain will impose a curfew in the next 15 days, from 11 pm to 6 pm the next day; the number of social gatherings is limited to six people; the governments of each autonomous region have the right to decide whether Restrict people from entering and leaving their jurisdiction.

   In recent weeks, Spain’s new coronavirus outbreak has rebounded. According to data released by the Spanish Ministry of Health on October 23, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown in Spain has exceeded 1.046 million, and the cumulative number of deaths is nearly 35,000.

The Spanish Constitution stipulates that a national emergency requires parliamentary approval to last for more than 15 days. Sanchez said that the government has requested the parliament to extend the period of the national emergency until May 9 next year.