Spanish Parliament Passes “New Normality” Measures

The “New Normality” is now law having been passed with cross party support for the PSOE led government´s decree.

The main opposition parties: Popular Party (PP), Ciudadanos (Citizens) as well as the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) supported the measure whilst Vox, Basque EH Bildu,  Catalan JUnt Catalan and  Republican Left (ERC) voted against.

Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa  presented the decree, which includes measures to avoid new COvid outbreaks including  mandatory use of face masks in enclosed spaces as well as in the open where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 meters between people. The decree also allows for government and regional authority planning and co-ordination to deal with any  new outbreaks.

Illa said that “the danger is still there” and that the decree will remain in place until the executive determines that the pandemic has ended.

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