The championship of Spanish football will resume on June 8 and the foreign tourists will be able to return to Spain starting in July, as “the hardest” of the pandemic of novel coronavirus is past, announced on Saturday that the Prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, “The hard part is past (…) We have overcome the great wave of the pandemic,” he stated during a press conference.
The déconfinement started two weeks ago in the half of the country will be extended on Monday to Madrid and Barcelona, the two main foci of contagion in Spain, the country one of the most bereaved in Europe with more than 28 000 people dead.
Therefore, ” the week of 8 June, the resumption of major sports competitions and professional, and in particular the Liga and skydive, will be allowed “, he announced.The championship of professional football was suspended since the implementation of the containment mid-march, just as the arrivals of foreign tourists.
“I announce to you that from the month of July, the entry of foreign tourists in Spain will pick up again in terms of security. The foreign tourists can therefore plan now for their holiday in our country, ” he announced.
This permission is crucial for the second world tourist destination, where the sector accounts for 12 % of GDP.
“We will ensure that tourists are not at risk and that they do not risk to our country,” said Mr. Sanchez.
“We are one step away from victory, but we must remember that the virus has not gone away and that we need to maintain it remotely,” he warned.
“It is essential (…) that we did not release him,” he warned as thousands of Spaniards protested on Saturday in a car at the call of the extreme right party Vox to denounce the maintenance of the alarm condition imposed on the 14 march.
Mr. Sanchez has managed to clinch Wednesday, the vote by the parliament of the extension until June 6, included in this exception that permits the restriction of movement of person in the fight against the pandemic.
Madrid and Barcelona will re-open terraces of bars, hotels and museums from Monday, with strict limitations on the number of customers.
Many areas of the country that had already started the déconfinement, or 22 million Spaniards will move on to the higher stage, with the reopening of the beaches, pools and cinemas.
Thousands of Spaniards manifest a drive against the government
Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in the car in the large Spanish cities at the call of the far-right party Vox to denounce the management of the crisis of the sars coronavirus by the left-wing government of Pedro Sanchez.
In Madrid, hundreds of cars and two-wheelers adorned with Spanish flags, rolling the not have travelled around noon (local time) the major avenues of the city centre of the capital, in a concert of horns, led by protesters carrying a large majority of the masks and chanting slogans such as “Sanchez, resignation!” or ” Freedom! ”
The events, convened by Vox in some fifty cities, also took place in Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Cordoba or Bilbao, among others.
The government “has been unable to protect his people, his elders and their caregivers,” said the leader of the Vox Santiago Abascal, perched on a double-decker bus in Madrid. Accusing the executive, ” to embody the threat to the freedom of Spain “, he called upon the Spaniards to continue demanding his resignation.