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Covid State emergency announced in Spain

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biba70 Sun 25-Oct-20 17:47:30

what will this mean for those from the UK who are currently in Spain?

Curlywhirly Sun 25-Oct-20 17:50:35

Oh dear, poor Urmstongran will never get home at this rate.

BlueBelle Sun 25-Oct-20 17:52:51

I haven’t seen her post lately have I ?
Did she go out for the winter and get stuck?

LauraNorder Sun 25-Oct-20 17:57:02

Yes Bluebelle she has been posting sunny messages from Spain to cheer us all on the Good Morning thread. I think she was hoping to get back to the UK next month, She'll probably be along soon to let us all know the situation.

Pantglas2 Sun 25-Oct-20 18:08:38

Borders haven’t been closed but travel from one region to another not allowed unless for work etc.

The state of emergency will last until May and each region can implement harsher lockdowns than the National curfew of midnight til 6am.

chelseababy Sun 25-Oct-20 19:03:59

Oh dear my OH is on his way there now!

Ginnytonic5 Mon 26-Oct-20 07:40:23

The only things that have changed in the Valencia region is that we now have curfew ..midnight while 6am ( although this could be changed to 11pm /7am as each Automatous Region are allowed to have some say ) 6 people only now allowed at a table in a restaurant ..and table service only in Bars. also 6 people only allowed To mix in gardens ..Local parks are also to close early ( would think that is to prevent groups of young people hanging around ) we are Fortunate that we have one of the lowest rates here in the northern Costa Blanca !

biba70 Fri 30-Oct-20 16:58:35

From the Guardian today.

A study suggesting a coronavirus variant originating in Spain now accounts for most UK cases has highlighted the weakness of the government’s travel policies over the summer, experts have said.

Research from scientists in Switzerland, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, has revealed that a new variant of coronavirus, known as 20A.EU1, appears to have cropped up in Spain during the summer and has since spread to multiple European countries, including the UK.

“In Wales and Scotland the variant was at 80% in mid-September, whereas frequencies in Switzerland and England were around 50% at that time,” the authors said.
Global report: Spain declares Covid state of emergency as Italians urged to stay home
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The variant appeared in the UK in the middle of July when quarantine-free travel to Spain was allowed for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. However, the new variant of the virus is now common in countries across Europe, meaning travellers to and from many countries could since have brought it back to the UK.