President of Spain announces that he will extend the state of alarm for another 15 days

For this extension, the President of Spain will need the authorization of Congress

Televisa Newscasts SOURCE: efe FROM: MADRID, Spain

The President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, announced this Sunday that the state of alarm for the epidemic of coronavirus will continue in the country another fifteen days.

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Sánchez made this announcement to the presidents of the different Spanish Autonomous Communities with whom he held a videoconference meeting today to discuss the coronavirus crisis, as confirmed by autonomous sources.

For this extension, the Executive will need the authorization of Congress, according to the Constitution.

The chief executive will appear before public opinion and the media when the videoconference with the vice presidents ends.

The Spanish Government decreed the state of alarm last 14 in March, but since then Contagion cases and deaths have grown exponentially to 25. 000 affected and more than 1. 300 deceased, according to the latest official data.

Sánchez himself insisted yesterday in a televised message to the Spanish that the hardest days of the pandemic had not yet arrived and that the Spanish had to arrive next week “very strong”.

With information from EFE.