Isabel Ayuso, the President of the Community of Madrid, has backtracked on her decision, and now she has decided to not ask for Phase 3 as the entirety of Spain will soon enter the ‘new normality’ anyways.
ACCORDING to Ayuso, there is no point in advancing to Phase 3 when the State of Alarm is set to finish on June 21.
Ayuso contends that the most essential step for her and the regional government was for Madrid to enter Phase 2 of the de-escalation plan.
She claims that Madrid will remain in “this phase as they are very cautious” and that “in Madrid, there is currently minimal transmission rates and the behaviour of its residents has been exemplary.”
Phase 2 has allowed people to “go out with a certain sense of normality” and has “relaxed measures” which help the commerce and tourism industry.
However, there is no point in asking for Phase 3 as the start date would coincide with the return to a ‘new normality’ which has even more relaxed measures for the capital to enjoy.
The new normality officially begins at midnight of June 20 and the first full day of newfound freedom will be June 21, which coincides with the early lifting of borders.