Spain lifts national state of emergency after 3 months coronavirus lock


In an effort to restart its economy, Spain has ended its national state of emergency on Sunday, after three months of locking, because of the coronavirus pandemicBBC News reports. The country of 47 million inhabitants may travel freely for the first time since mid-March and visitors of the great Britain and the 26 European countries that allow visa-free travel can visit Spain without going through a two-week quarantine.The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has stated that the hygiene controls must be adhered to, and had this warning: “The virus is back and it may hit us again in a second wave, and we must do everything we can to avoid this at all costs. ”

BBC News said that Spain usually attracts about 80 million tourists per year, which represents 12% of the GDP of the country. The Associated Press reports there was only a trickle of passengers at the Airport of Madrid-Barajas airport as the travel restrictions have been lifted, a normal contrast day of June, when it would be crowded.

People enjoy the beach in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Emilio Morenatti / AP

“It is very special, it is three and a half months since I’m here!” a Swiss woman told BBC News at the airport. She lives in Madrid and has traveled at home on a flight from Zurich.

BBC News also noted that several bars and restaurants in Spain have been open for a few weeks. A number of them near the town of the famous Plaza Mayor were busy on the Sunday afternoon.

In spite of the relaxation of restrictions in Spain, other regions such as Brazil and South Africa are facing increases COVID-19 infections. The total number of cases worldwide has reached 8.8 million dollars, and the virus has killed more than 465,000 people, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. Spain without the death of over 28 000, the third-highest in the European Union, by the BBC.

Moreover, Brazil is struggling with 50 000 new cases in a single day, according to health officials. The president Jair Bolsonaro has been minimize the risk here, even if it has the second highest deaths in the world, behind the UNITED states

South Africa has been reported to a day high of nearly 5 000 new cases Saturday and 46 deaths, AP reports. But President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new easing of restrictions, even as the virus spreads.

In India, the rush to comfortable, these prohibitions may have contributed to its economy, but it also resulted in more infections. New Delhi is the conversion of the train of carts in fortune COVID-19 parishes, offering beds and oxygen, but not a lot of social distance.

In the UNITED states, the virus seems to be spreading through the West and South. Arizona, on Sunday, reported that 3,100 new infections, just shy of Friday’s record, and 26 deaths. Nevada has also reported a new high of 445 cases, according to AP. In New York, once the nation’s epicenterthe virus has killed more than 17,500 people since the beginning of the pandemic, according to city data.

In florida, on Saturday reported a 4-049 novel coronavirus case, another consecutive single-day record increase in cases. The number of the whole of the state of infections has increased by at least 97,000 on Sunday. He has had more than 3,160 deaths in Florida because of COVID-19. The state has tested nearly 1.6 million people, according to its health service. The Governor of florida Ron DeSantis did not state the restoration of the status of the reopening, despite the thrust of the COVID-19 deaths.

Elizabeth Palmer and Sophie Lewis contributed to this report.


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