47% of the population, 22 million people, go to phase 2 of the de-escalation starting Monday, May 25, according to the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, at the press conference after the extraordinary Council of Ministers this Friday.
They pass to phase 2: Andalusia (Almería, Córdoba, Cádiz, Huelva, Jaén and Seville), Aragón (Huesca, Zaragoza and Teruel), Asturias, Baleares (Ibiza, Menorca and Mallorca), Canarias (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma) and Cantabria.
Also Castilla-La Mancha (Guadalajara and Cuenca), Extremadura (Cáceres and Badajoz), Galicia (Lugo, La Coruña, Orense and Pontevedra), Murcia, Navarra, the Basque Country (Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya and Álava) and La Rioja.
In addition, Ceuta and Melilla.
In Catalonia, the sanitary areas of Campo de Tarragona, Alto Pirineo and Arán and Las Tierras del Ebro pass to phase 2.
Illa congratulated all the regions for the “tremendous and good work they have been doing” to advance the phase, either to 1 or, as in the aforementioned communities, to 2.
A congratulation that has been extended to all citizens for their “seriousness and responsibility” in complying with security measures.
However, Illa has warned that “each step” that is taken “must be a safe step, since the de-escalation process is” complex and difficult “, for which reason it has urged compliance with the sanitary recommendations.