Spain has imposed a nighttime curfew to control the new wave of Covid-19 infection and declared a national emergency. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that the curfew will remain in force from 11 am to 6 am the next morning, that means people will be prevented from leaving the house. These restrictions have come into effect from Sunday.
Sanchez also said that under the emergency, the local administration can impose restrictions on movement to different areas. He said that he would ask Parliament to extend the time period of the new rules to six months, which is currently 15 days.
The situation in Spain was very worrying during the first wave of infection earlier this year. Given this, a more stringent lockdown was imposed, which was one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. However, like other European regions, Spain has also been hit by a second wave of infection.
Italy also announced new restrictions from Sunday. The government said that due to the increase in cases, the burden on the country’s health services has increased. Meanwhile, record cases have been reported in France. There were a total of 52,010 cases of infection in 24 hours on Sunday. Whereas on Saturday, more than 45 thousand cases were registered less than this.