New Normality Could Soon Be Over in Spain if Outbreaks Get Out of Hand

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Pedro Sánchez and his new Deputy PM Carmen Calvo. Credit: Republica.

Spain’s Central Government is considering to end the ‘new normality’ in the areas where outbreaks have gotten out of hand and wants to remind residents that these regions could be subjected to a State of Alarm once again.

For example, the three outbreaks in the province of Huesca (Cinca Media, Bajo Cinca and La Litera) are prime examples of regions which have had to revert back from the new normality into Phase 2 restrictions.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Carmen Calvo, has made clear that “in a serious situation, the government can decree the State of Alarm in part of the territory” or in all, although they are hopeful that they will not have to resort to this.

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However, she reiterates that “we will be very responsible and very forceful again” in order to avoid these outbreaks from getting out of hand.

According to Calvo, the outbreaks detected so far, 36 in total but 12 currently active, will most likely not lead to this outcome. She contends that outbreaks will “exist,” however, the “important thing is that we keep them under control and that we act quickly.”





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