Spain Health Minister Salvador Illa makes decision on home confinement during six month state of alarm

After Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez imposed a national state of alarm on the country of Spain until May 9th, the health minister has made his decision on whether citizens should be made to lockdown at home.

The country has breathed a sigh of relief as Illa called any home confinement ‘unnecessary’ and that lockdowns should occur only on non-essential businesses.

In what was feared to be a similar lockdown to that of the spring, which saw tens of thousands of deaths in Spain, the ministry’s decision will come as welcome news.

However, Illa said there is a long winter ahead for Spain and people should be ready.

“A long winter is coming, with different parties,“ said Illa, who insisted that “We are in a situation of uncertainty until the first doses of a vaccine arrive.”

The news of no home confinement comes as the government were asked by the regional authorities of Catalonia and Castilla y León to enforce home lockdowns if the cases of coronavirus didn’t get better within the next 15 days.

Illa and Pedro Sanchez have stuck to their guns that there will not be a home lockdown, however, conditions may change in the future.


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