Connect with us

Foreign

Spanish gov’t to ask for sixth, final extension of State of Alarm

Published

on

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will this week ask parliament to grant a sixth and also final extension of the State of Alarm, which was put into effect on March 15 to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Sanchez confirmed he would make the request for the extension during his weekly video conference with the leaders of Spain‘s 17 autonomous communities on Sunday morning, reported Spanish state TV network RTVE.

If the request is supported by parliament, the State of Alarm will be extended for another two weeks until June 21. By then, the country is expected to enter the final stage of the government’s four-stage plan to relax lockdown restrictions in Spain.

According to reports, Sanchez has promised regional leaders “absolute control” over lifting restrictions during the final stage, and to participate in the management of the European Union‘s funds for postpandemic recovery.

The decision came after Sanchez on Saturday reached an agreement with the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC), asking the PNV to support him in Congress and the ERC to abstain, to help guarantee him adequate votes next week.

On May 20, Sanchez‘s request for a fifth extension of the State of Alarm was passed with 177 votes in favor and 162 against in the 350-seat Congress, with the center-right Citizens party supporting him and the ERC voting against along with the right-wing opposition People’s Party and Vox.

(XINHUA)

Nnn: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

No positive case of Coronavirus among our members- Kwara PSN China confiscates more than 132,000 illegal children’s publications Ondo election: APC constitutes Primary Election, Appeal Committees Woman, 40, docked over alleged N6m fraud NEPC, ITC train 2000 women entrepreneurs for international competitiveness- Awolowo Flush out bad elements among you, Customs boss tells importers, agents Ministry, NGOs distribute food items to over 100 households in Kaduna Military arrests 7 sea pirates, impounds smuggled rice, destroys oil thieves camp in S/South – DHQ World War II bomb unearthed near Hong Kong’s old airport UNICEF renews commitment to combat child marriage in South Sudan N40bn probe: Reps C’ttee orders arrest of NDDC acting MD 1.3m more Americans file jobless claims in one week Communal conflicts: Police arrest 16 suspects, recover weapons in Adamawa Coronavirus:NOA seeks partnership with churches, others in Imo 602 repentant Boko Haram terrorists take oath of allegiance-DHQ Okonjo-Iweala thanks Buhari, House of Reps, ECOWAS for support as WTO DG race enters selection phase Police discover decomposing body of kidnap victim in Rivers Man in court for allegedly abducting neighbour’s wife, children Insecurity: President Buhari despatches security chiefs to North West 3 Zambian lawmakers tested positive for Coronavirus Race for WTO top job: Okonjo-Iweala thanks Buhari, ECOWAS, others for support Desist from sending wrong signals on reopening of schools- Delta Govt Teenager, 13, drowns in Kano 11 NYSC members to repeat service year in A’Ibom – state coordinator Coronavirus: Oyo confirms 69 new cases, discharges 4 11 NYSC members get service extension in Oyo, 14 to remobilise Israeli researchers develop method to quickly detect cancer cells during surgery Nasarawa govt. restates commitment to train civil servants on ICT Iron bender, one other bag jail terms for stealing, buying stolen iron rods Expert suggests adequate rest for pregnant women in first trimester Constituency projects: ICPC seals warehouse containing 1,078 irrigation pumps in Kebbi Niger Assembly impeaches Majority, Deputy Majority Leader Secondhand building materials trade booms in Plateau Ekiti Assembly passes bill to domesticate Debt Management Office Gold Refineries: Nigeria to generate additional 250,000 jobs, $500M annually SAED: Plateau NYSC Coordinator tasks outgoing corps members to use skills acquired Coronavirus Vaccine: 165 countries engage in global access facility – WHO Court: Britain should allow woman to return for citizenship appeal NGO donates food items to 400 children in Ogun community Civil Servant docked over alleged criminal intimidation Germany issues arrest warrant for driver of lorry carrying migrants Coronavirus: Motorists complying with 50% passengers’ capacity directive – FRSC NGO urges religious leaders to help end cycle of violence in Kaduna Court sentences man to 3 months imprisonment for misappropriation, breach of trust 400 corps members pass out in Borno in a low-key ceremony NHIS to extend health insurance to diplomats abroad, corp members Occupational safety bill scales 2nd reading at Delta Assembly Coronavirus: Commission distributes educational materials, others to POC in Adamawa  N40bn probe: Acting NDDC MD, walks out on lawmakers Coronavirus: WHO donates 400,000 education materials to Yobe Govt