Spain Declares Emergency, Imposes National Curfew

Euronews reports:

The Spanish government on Sunday agreed to declare a new state of emergency, which would allow a curfew to be imposed across the country as it continues to battle a resurgence of coronavirus cases.

An extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers was held in Madrid on Sunday morning “in order to examine the terms of a new royal decree on a state of alert,” a communiqué released by Prime Minister Pedro Sachez’s office said on Saturday evening.

Regions across Spain will now be subject to a curfew at night from 11 pm until 6 am CET. On Saturday evening, administrations in at least nine regions had asked the central government in Madrid to declare a state of emergency or voiced their support for the move.