President Francina Armengol of the Balearics

President Armengol was in Minorca on Monday.

18-01-2021

At a meeting with the Council of Minorca and Minorca's mayors on Monday, President Armengol said that she was "in favour of regions having all the tools at their disposal to manage the crisis". "If we had the option of bringing the curfew forward, we would do so."

The president was echoing what government spokesperson Pilar Costa had stated earlier on Monday - that the government would support the proposal at this week's Inter-Territorial Council for the National Health System to bring forward the current curfew from 10pm to 8pm.

Armengol added that the Balearic government had raised the possibility of an earlier curfew with the Spanish government in December. This was because of the increase in infections in Mallorca. "We requested this possibility, but the minister (Salvador Illa) responded as he has now - that it is necessary to amend the state of alarm decree law. For that reason, we decided that there should be closure of commercial activity at 8pm in Mallorca and we recommended that people be home at that time."

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Pedro Gómez / Hace about 1 month

I WANT TO BE WELL-TREATED IN A HOSPITAL IF I GET ILL, so the govs are responsible of restraining concentration of people in bars, restaurants, gyms, you name it.

So, curfew is a good measure to get it.

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Gareth / Hace about 1 month

Or we could never go out at all and see the rate drop by 100% ..... or didn't that already fail once before ? The UK has already vaccinated the same number of people who live on this Island several times over and that is where the efforts should now be. Cramming more and more people into smaller shops is total madness.

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 month

Research in France, where the curfew is from 6pm to 6am, it does show a drop in the infection rate of 47%. On the other hand, it does mean the population of Mallorca needs to do their shopping in less time.

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