These are the communities that have requested home confinement

Given the severity of the third wave of COVID-19, some communities have asked the Central Government to go back in time and return to confine to citizens to try to stop this new wave of infections. Andalusia, Asturias, Castilla y León and Murcia are the communities that have made this request.

Others, like Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha, have confessed that they do not rule out also asking for home confinement so that the contagion statistics go down once and for all. The Rioja It also supports this decision of the communities and has even asked its citizens to confine themselves to their homes to avoid contact.

Salvador Illa, the minister of health, ensures that, At the moment, no type of home confinement is contemplated as it did in the first wave of COVID-19. For them, the measures that have been taken so far are enough to see a drop in the number of infections.

On the other hand, Fernando Simon, shares the same opinion as Salvador Illa, at least in the conference they gave last Saturday, January 16, but it leaves the door open to take more drastic measures in the near future if the numbers do not improve. «Right now, complete confinement doesn’t seem necessary. We will see in the future», Commented the director of the Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies.

Communities cannot confine their citizens

According to the state of alarm that is currently in force in Spain, It is not contemplated that the autonomous communities can request the domiciliary confinement of citizens. Only the central government could impose the total confinement in all the Spanish territory.

Andalusia, Asturias, Castilla y León and Murcia have requested the central government to modify this decree to allow each community to impose a second lockdown if necessary.

In order to modify this decree, it would have to be taken back to the Congress of Deputies to approve it. Only then could it be carried out.

Extend the curfew, another request from the communities

For the moment, the central government allows each autonomous community to modify the schedule of the curfewas long as this curfew not before 10 p.m. or after 7 a.m.. In this time slot, there would be no problem.

But some communities do not agree with this. Some communities want to advance it so that the streets are empty sooner and new infections are avoided. But for now it is not possible to do so.

The Castilla and leon meeting, far from following the indications of the central government, has decided to keep its curfew at 8:00 p.m.. Since He Basque Country They have also notified that they are thinking of bringing the curfew forward to 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. The Junta de Andalucía He also proposed a curfew at 8:00 p.m. but, given the Government’s indications, the curfew, for the moment, remains at 10:00 p.m.

Alberto Nunez Feijoo, the president of Galicia, has commented that it will study the possibility of expanding the mobility limitations that are currently in force in order to curb the number of daily infections, which reaches new highs in recent days.