He Interterritorial Health Council debate this Wednesday the request of several autonomous communities (CCAA) to modify the state of alarm to advance the curfew beyond 10 p.m., as is currently set, something that since Central executive they do not contemplate.
Specifically, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Madrid, Galicia, the Basque Country, Castilla-La Mancha, the Valencian Community, Catalonia, Murcia, and the autonomous city of Melilla, have positioned themselves in favor of taking this step, which would allow regional governments to advance the curfew to control the advance of the virus.
The current state of alarm, which governs the country until the month of May, does not include the necessary tools to advance the restriction of night mobility before 10 p.m., so these autonomies have demanded the Government to consider a modification that allow regional governments to apply a curfew earlier.
Who has already applied this advance has been the Junta de Castilla y León, which since last Saturday has a curfew at 8:00 p.m. This decree was appealed by the central government and the Supreme Court has decided this Tuesday to give the Board ten days to respond to the appeal, but in the meantime this schedule is maintained.
THE GOVERNMENT BELIEVES THAT THE CCAA STILL HAVE A MARGIN
For its part, the Executive, through the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, and the Minister Spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, has called on the Autonomous Communities to agree on measures and restrictions within the framework of the Interterritorial Health Council.
During the press conference after the Council of Ministers, María Jesús Montero pointed out that the Government considers that the Autonomous Communities still have room to “intensify” the measures to restrict the mobility of citizens, without therefore needing to expand the margin of the curfew.
However, he insisted that it will be in the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) this Wednesday where the Government and the autonomous communities can evaluate “all the tools” available, propose new proposals such as advancing the touch of remains, and jointly adopt the decisions they consider appropriate to defeat the third wave of Covid-19.
VALENCIAN COMMUNITY, C-LM AND CATALONIA, THE LAST TO JOIN
In the case of Castilla-La Mancha, President Emiliano García-Page, has advanced this Tuesday that he welcomes the possibility of advancing the curfew at 8:00 p.m. and that the Autonomous Community will raise in the Interterritorial Health Council of this Wednesday “let the fan open” until that time.
Also the Generalitat Valenciana will ask this Wednesday that the Government allow the curfew to advance at eight in the afternoon instead of at ten and that it relaxes the state of alarm so that the communities can take other measures.
For her part, the spokesperson for the Generalitat of Catalonia, Meritxell Budó, has not ruled out on Tuesday the possibility of advancing the curfew in Catalonia if the health authorities recommend it to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
AYUSO SUPPORTS CYL BUT WOULD NOT APPLY IT IN MADRID
After this controversy with Castilla y León, various regional leaders established their position on this issue. One of them was the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, who this Monday was in favor of the measure implemented by her ‘popular’ counterpart from Castilla y León.
However, on Tuesday’s session, Ayuso pointed out that “to further ruin the hospitality industry in Spain” as well as businesses, private initiative and so many families, with it that “do not count.”
“I can not be clearer,” has responded in a row to questions from journalists about whether the regional government plans to advance the curfew, as proposed by other autonomies.
For his part, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has considered that the central government “has no other option” but to agree to this request from several autonomous communities to modify the starting time of the curfew, because it is something of “common sense”.
In the case of Murcia, President Fernando López Miras has sent a letter to the central government to allow regional governments to extend the curfew.
EXTEND IT EVEN AT 6:00 PM
The president of the Galician Executive, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has also asked for legal margin to act on this key, and he already advanced last Friday that he sees “reasonable” that the state of alarm allows to extend the curfew, even at 6:00 p.m., as well as municipal landfills.
In this key, the Basque Government already announced last Friday that it is studying to advance the curfew at 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m., although currently it is between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., as a measure to stop the virus before undertaking other more severe.
Likewise, the spokesperson for the Balearic Government, Pilar Costa, has referred to the Interterritorial Council, who has indicated that its Executive will study the measure if it is so agreed within the framework of the Council. The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has also been in favor of arbitrating legislative amendments so that the autonomous communities can advance the curfew.
The Government of Melilla showed its willingness to advance the curfew as soon as it is authorized by the Ministry of Health, in accordance with the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (Cisns), in which all the autonomous communities and cities are represented autonomous regions of Ceuta and Melilla.
Finally, the Cantabrian Minister of Health, Miguel Rodríguez, considers that advancing the curfew at 10 pm would be “beneficial”, although he has not stated that he is going to raise it with the Government within the Interterritorial.