Sumary of Spain will not extend ‘State of Alarm’ beyond 9 May:
- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said on Tuesday that his government will not seek to extend the current ‘State of Alarm’ in the country beyond 9 May, the date it is set to expire..
- He has also said that with ‘prudent and conservative’ estimates, the country vaccination strategy will start to increase so that by the end of August, 70% of the population – some 33 million citizens – will be immunised against Covid-19..
- Following on from Spain first lockdown that had run from March-June 2020, the main purpose of this latest state of alarm has been to enable the regional governments of Spain the legal requirements to impose and enforce nighttime curfews and other restrictions, where required..
- Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Sánchez said that his government expects 25 million citizens to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by late July, whilst still confirming the end-August target of inoculating 70% of the population…