March 9, 2021

Sánchez meets with the presidents of the Autonomous Communities by videoconference



The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has convened for this Sunday a Conference of Presidents that will be held by videoconference to address the coronavirus crisis with all the autonomous governments, when the fourth week of the state of alarm decreed by the Executive begins.

The conference is held when, yesterday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 11,744 deaths with coronavirus after adding another 809 deaths in the last 24 hours and 7,026 new infections, which already reach the figure of 124,736.

In addition, the meeting takes place after the Government announced this Saturday that it will ask Congress to extend the state of alarm until April 26 to deal with the coronavirus epidemic, an extra period that will not affect the return to activity of the non-essential economic sectors planned after Easter.

These new measures already have the support of the Popular Party and Citizens, while the leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, declined to speak to Sánchez and asked for his resignation.

The spokesperson for the Government of Catalonia, Meritxell Budó, hopes that in this Sunday’s meeting with all the regional leaders, Sánchez will respond to the Catalan president, Quim Torra, about the measures of an economic and social nature that he has demanded to be applied in the latest dates and before which, Budó assured, has not yet received a response.

Likewise, the Lehendakari, Íñigo Urkullu, plans to transfer his position to him during the conference.

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