The virus outbreaks lived in the last days and the fear of misstepping now that the number of infections has decreased, they have caused the autonomous communities to move towards the “new normal” even more cautiously of which contemplate the de-escalation phases designed by the central government.The nightclubs are not “priority” and no need to open them yet, affirmed on Sunday the president of the Balearic Government, Francina Armengol, explaining that despite the fact that nightclubs could be opened as of Monday, in the islands it was not going to be allowed.
In the same line, the president of the Extremadura joint, Guillermo Fernández Vara, who assured that after “the scare” that had been left on his body several “episodes” of threat of regrowth, the regional government had decided not to lift mobility restrictions between the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz until the next day 22. And neither does it consider that it is time to open the discotheques.
🗺️This is how the map of Spain will look like 📆 Starting Monday: 52% of the Spanish population will be in #phase 3, and 48% will be in #Phase 2Do not forget when moving: 😷mask, ↔️ distance and 🧴wash your hands.#NoLoTiresPorLaBordaWe are all holding back # COVID19. pic.twitter.com/NbMGNhW5ex
– Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban A. (@mitmagob) June 5, 2020
The restitution of the powers to the communities in the final stretch of the de-escalation (phase 3) has caused the autonomous governments themselves to put the brakes on the recovery of normality, which contrasts with the tense moments that were experienced on some occasions, when it was the communities that demanded that the government deconfinement process progress faster and allow greater freedom of movement for its population given the good numbers at the epidemiological level.
Extremadura and the Balearic Islands are not the only ones that have decided to advance with leaden feet. Basque Country and Andalusia, that are also going to phase 3 today, nor are they going to allow the reopening of discotheques or night bars in their territories for the moment, while others such as some regions of Catalonia, Aragon, Galicia, the Canary Islands, Castilla La Mancha (Guadalajara and Cuenca ), Cantabria, Murcia, Navarra, Melilla and La Rioja, yes they will.
Balearic Islands and their “non-priority” clubs
Armengol was very clear on Sunday with the reasons that had led the autonomous government to give up nightlife and the reopening of nightclubs, a decision that was also reflected in the Official Bulletin of the Balearic Islands (BOIB). “The few sprouts that has been in other countries have been linked to parties and nightlife. This is not the time to take wrong steps and it is very important to guarantee the safety of the citizens of these islands. ”
As we move into the holiday season and looking for a solution for tourism management in the islands, Armengol has asked to bet on “quality, family-friendly and respectful tourism”.
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The management of the third phase will remain in the hands of the autonomies, except for mobility, although the Government has opened the door to allow movements between provinces in the same region.
“It is time to bet clearly on a quality, family-friendly and respectful tourism not only with the space, but respectful and responsible against a disease that spreads very quickly. ”
These restrictions also affect games rooms, which will maintain the capacity limit at 30% (while in the rest of the national territory, it could be expanded to 50%), and at recreational resorts. In the latter case, the Balearic Islands will only allow opening zoos and aquariums and with certain limitations.
Extremadura and the “scare” of Fenández Vara
In Extremadura it has also been decided proceed with caution. Despite the fact that this Monday the community advances to phase 3, the “scare” of the rebound that was found in the region last week on a birthday that exceeded the allowed capacity and in other infections with interprovincial and inter-provincial displacement has been enough to the Board to decide that it is better not to allow mobility between provinces yet, at least one more week, until next June 15.
Although, as Minister Ábalos advanced, it would be possible for the population to move between communities that have advanced to phase 3, Extremadura will not allow that extreme until the end of the state of alarm, that is, until next June 22.
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Extremadura is concerned about having detected 7 new cases in the community that have forced the isolation of 43 people, although it states that this is a rebound, “not an outbreak.”
The Chairman of the Board, Guillermo Fernández Vara, defended him again this Sunday. The community tour will advance along the precautionary path. As for interregional mobility, it has already been agreed with Andalusia, Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha not to open the borders of their bordering provinces until the end of the state of alarm, that is, until June 22, and whenever you loved provinces are in the same phase of de-escalation.
Likewise, and as the second vice president and counselor for Health and Social Services, José María Vergeles, was advancing this past Saturday, Extremadura has also chosen to delay opening of discotheques one week more than the date allowed by the Government. Therefore, despite entering phase 3 on Monday, these establishments will not be able to resume their activity in Extremadura until June 15, due to breaches of social distancing measures and the use of masks that have been experienced in the region in hospitality establishments.
And it is that, according to Vara, now “more than ever” it must be made clear that the “monumental effort” that Extremaduran society has made in these months “cannot go unnoticed or harmed”, for which it has implored the group of citizens who continue to respect the rules that have been given, because “the virus is not yet gone” and the “The only way to beat him is to respect the rules that we give ourselves at all times.”
Andalusia and its beaches
Andalusia wants to move towards normality by first establishing the foundations in the community itself, which has made it decide that it will not yet allow travel with its neighboring communities. Among calls for maximum prudence, the Chairman of the Board, Juanma Moreno, announced yesterday that his Government will not request the mobility of other autonomous communities with Andalusia at least in the next two weeks.
With the arrival of good temperatures, the Corpus festivities on Thursday 11 in Seville and Granada and the elimination of inter-provincial mobility restrictions, Moreno has asked Andalusian citizens to be cautious before the foreseeable movements towards the coast and the beaches of the community.
“The beach is not going to go, it is going to be every weekend and there is no need for large crowds,” said Moreno, referring to a question that has become a priority for the regional executive.
What can i do in the #Phase 3 of the de-escalation? 🔛 Mobility between provinces is already allowed throughout #Andalusia. 😷 Whatever you do, don’t forget to keep two meters away from other people and wear a mask. Take care of yourself. Take care of everyone. #Andalusia 💚 pic.twitter.com/x6DpFsenaR
– Junta de Andalucía (@AndaluciaJunta) June 7, 2020
Moreno wanted to let Andalusia not support that in the next two weeks there is mobility with other autonomous communities, as with the neighbors of Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha and Murcia. In fact, he pointed out that Extremadura, where a new coronavirus outbreak has been detected, does not have mobility between its two provinces, while Castilla-La Mancha has suffered the incidence of the virus four times more than Andalusia and is still in the recovery phase .
Although Murcia has a similar situation to Andalusia regarding the incidence of coronavirus, the President has indicated that do not want to create “imbalances” allowing mobility with one community and not with others. “Now it is time to be cautious. My idea is that in the next two weeks there will be no mobility with any community. You have to go step by step and do things right“, as the president has sentenced, who has pointed out that, nevertheless, he hopes that this mobility can already take place at the end of the month.
In any case, given the scenario that may occur next weekend on the beaches, he has stated that the Board is working both with the Government Delegation in Andalusia and with the municipalities, which have been asked to Call local security boards to do planning. Tomorrow, as the president has said, there will be a telematic meeting with the mayors of the coastal municipalities.
The idea is that the surveillance tasks on the beaches next weekend will be carried out by local police, attached police of the Board, agents of the State security forces and bodies, members of civil protection and other city council personnel.
“Let’s go with our heads. There are things that are common sense and we must apply them,” Moreno has recommended to citizens who intend to move to the beaches next weekend, to whom he has asked to maintain the safety distance with other citizens or who do not practice activities such as playing with the ball in the sand.
The only one that for now swims against the current is the Community of Madrid. The day the Madrid region enters phase 2, the Community Health Minister, Enrique Ruíz Escudero, stated in an interview on Antena 3 that Madrid contemplated being able to ask to go to phase 3 next Monday.
Minutes later, President Isabel Díaz Ayuso stated in Esradio that her government is not planning to ask for the region to go to phase 3 anymore because it is necessary to analyze how the recently released phase 2 evolves, but it will study if you can ask to “relax something”.
“Let’s go little by little”Ayuso assured when asked about the issue. The president, who has acknowledged that she does not agree with how the phases are designed, and “since there is no transparency” it is not known “in which darkroom in Moncloa has someone decided” what can and cannot be done in each one of the phases.
And as an example, he said that it does not seem so important that there can be 20 people in the same house as that he can return to work soon. “There are parts of phases 2 and 3 that could have been applied before,” he said.