The curfew is to continue, despite the state of alarm ending. | Daniel Espinosa
On October 25 last year, the Spanish government approved the declaration of a state of alarm. It was the second such declaration in the space of seven months. The original state of alarm in March had been very much more restrictive. Confinement (or lockdown) meant just that. The word lockdown has been misused over the past several months, but it was appropriate last March, as people were locked down in their homes and were only allowed to go out for specific purposes.