Madrid ensures that the “situation is under control”

Madrid assure que la «situation est sous contrôle»

The Spanish government has assured on Sunday that despite the soaring cases of coronavirus, the situation was “under control”, in a response to countries that have announced restrictions in respect of Spain.

From Sunday, passengers arriving from Spain in the Uk will be required to submit to a quarantine of 14 days, while Norway has again imposed restrictions on travel to Spain.

The French prime minister, Jean Castex, has “strongly recommended” on Friday to the French of”avoid” to travel to the Catalonia region of northeast Spain, where the epidemic is particularly picked up.

“The Spanish government considers that the situation is under control, the homes are located, have been isolated and controlled”, indicated to the AFP the ministry of foreign Affairs.

“Spain is a safe country,” added the ministry, saying that in the case of the quarantine of the uk, Spain is “in contact” with London, which she “respects” decisions.

The epidemic is left to rise in Spain with almost a thousand cases daily on Thursday and Friday, according to the latest balance sheets official. The number of cases reported to the population tripled in the last two weeks, while more than 280 homes are closely monitored by the authorities.

The ministry of Health is particularly concerned about the situation in Aragon and in Catalonia.

In this region, the regional authorities have invited the inhabitants of the metropolis of barcelona to stay with them. They have also decided Friday to close nightclubs and bars by night, considered to be hotbeds of contagion.

In this context, most of the regions, competent in matters of health, have tightened the screws in reinforcing the mandatory nature of the mask, which must be worn at all times in the street under penalty of a fine.

In some of them, restrictions have been made locally, as a limitation of the number of people you can gather, or the prohibition of the visits in the retirement homes.

The central government, which ensures that it is not a question of a “second wave”, believes that the regions have the tools sufficient to control the epidemic, and he dismisses the possibility of a new state of alert, exception regime, which has made it possible to impose in mid-march, containment, extremely strict, which has not been lifted completely as of 21 June.

Spain, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, there are officially more than 28 400 people dead and 272 400 contaminations.

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