The Government rejects the advance of the curfew in Castilla y León at 8:00 p.m. because “it has no place” within the current state of alarm. AND
This was just communicated by the Government Delegation to the media. The Ministry of Health recalls that the Royal Decree of the state of alarm establishes the obligation to previously notify the Ministry of Health of the measures dictated by the president of each autonomy as a delegated authority.
The vice president of the Junta de Castilla y León and regional spokesman, Francisco Igea, has announced the limit of mobility at night from 8 p.m. and not 10 p.m. as it has been since November to control the new cases of COVID-19 detected in the last days. “The night hours are, according to our legal services, from dusk to dawn,” Igea had defended this morning. The curfew, in principle, was going to begin this Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
The spokesman for the regional secretary of the Socialist Party, Luis Tudanca, supported this morning the 8:00 pm curfew, although he acknowledged: “There is some legal doubt.”
The current state of alarm contemplates a curfew between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., although it allowed the autonomies to modify this margin between 10 p.m. and midnight or between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Castilla y León, together with Galicia and Basque Country, puts on the table this extension of the curfew at night, which they cannot execute if the Government does not enable a new legal tool that allows it.
In addition to this measure, the Junta de Castilla y León has approved this Friday social limitations to four people and has perimeter all the provinces of the community. The capacity for religious meetings, celebrations and gatherings will also be reduced throughout Castilla y León to one third of its capacity, with a maximum of 25 people.
This is not the only initiative of the Junta de Castilla y León that the Government of Pedro Sánchez has rejected in recent weeks. On January 6, the Minister of Health he asked again for a legal tool to be able to carry out a home confinement, what Minister Illa refused the next day.