The Government has announced that the curfew in Catalonia It will be from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from this Sunday, after the central government has approved the decree on the state of alarm for the coronavirus. In addition, establishments open to the public will have to close at 9:00 p.m., as reported by sources from the Government.
The situation of the pandemic in Catalonia is at a difficult time. The data does not stop worsening and, therefore, the Government of the Generalitat asked this Friday that the State decreed the state of alarm in order to apply restrictions such as the curfew. The spokesperson for the Generalitat, Meritxell Budó, has assured that, if these measures were not sufficient, they are studying to apply a new confinement, as in March and last April, which would imply the closure of schools. Of course, it is a route that is not necessary now but is not ruled out in the future.
The councilor has also explained that the Government does not like the expression "curfew" and prefers to speak of "night confinement" or "restriction of mobility at night." Regarding the closure that now apply to bars, restaurants and beauty centers, The regional Executive will study this Monday if they are still necessary.