The Government of Navarra has taken advantage of the decree of the state of alarm approved this Sunday by the Council of Ministers to announce new restrictions that are added to those already applied last week. The Executive of María Chivite prohibits all social gatherings in the private sphere of people who are not cohabiting and advances the curfew at 10 p.m., one hour before the time slot set by the Government of Pedro Sánchez. Thus, mobility between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. will be prohibited, except for reasons of force majeure, such as labor or the purchase of medicines.
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The first vice president and spokesman for the Government of Navarra, Javier Remírez, explained that all social encounters of people who are not cohabiting are restricted, understanding by cohabitants “those who live under the same roof, including caregivers and help.” Exempt from this limitation are people who live alone and dependent, minors whose parents live in different addresses and people with marital ties and domestic partners who live in different addresses.
The provincial government already had considered the possibility of including these two restrictions in the provincial order that came into force last week, but were finally discarded because they were issues that transcend the provincial powers, with which there was a high risk that the Superior Court of Justice of Navarra (TSJN) would not endorse them. For this reason, it was finally decided to leave it as a recommendation. Now, with the legal guarantee granted by the state of alarm, the Navarrese Executive has applied them on a mandatory basis with the aim of reducing the contagion curve, located at maximum levels with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, being the community with the highest cumulative incidence in 14 days. More than half of the infections that occur in Navarra are registered in the social sphere, and that is why all the measures that the Government of Chivite has been applying in recent weeks have been aimed at minimizing encounters of this type.
These new restrictions are added to those already in force and that have been endorsed by the TSJN such as the perimeter confinement of all Navarre, the closing of bars and restaurants, the closing of shops and commercial spaces at 9:00 p.m. and the reduction of capacity in cultural shows and regional transport, among others. You can consult in this guide everything that can be done and not in Navarra after the perimeter closure. The intention of the Government of María Chivite is that these measures remain in force until November 4, although there is the possibility that they will be extended for a longer time. Sources of the Regional Executive point to elDiario.es that for the moment more drastic measures such as the home confinement of the population are being ruled out.