People in a square in Palma, Mallorca

The curfew start time will remain 10pm.

20-01-2021Jaume Morey

The Spanish health minister, Salvador Illa, has rejected calls from a dozen regions for an earlier curfew to start at 8pm rather than 10pm. One region, Asturias, had proposed 6pm.

During the meeting of the Inter-Territorial Council of the National Health System, Illa argued that with the current terms of the state of alarm, regions have the capability to increase restrictions without there being the need for an earlier curfew. The government is not wholly opposed to the earlier curfew but it doesn't believe that it is necessary.

It would also require confirmation by Congress, where the government would face stiff opposition from the Partido Popular.

The Balearics was one of the regions which supported the earlier curfew.

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Adam / Hace 9 months

About the best thing they've done this whole pandemic.

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Juan love / Hace 9 months

As the Spanish Doctor who is currently in hospital suffering with Covid said from his bed on television recently "Increasing the length of the curfew will achieve nothing. It is people's attitudes and lack of education which need to change".

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