Spain extends state of emergency until May

Spain extends state of emergency until May

Spain will be under a state of emergency until May, giving regional authorities extra powers to control the second wave of COVID-19.

Spain is one of Europe’s worst-hit countries with more than 1.2 million infections.

The government said the state of emergency, and the restrictions were unavoidable.

“We are aware that citizens are tired after months of effort and sacrifices, of not being able to do what they used to do before, to hug people, our family and friends,” Health Minister Salvador Illa told parliament. “But it is not the time to relax measures, we have, very tough weeks and months ahead of us.”

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