Spain orders nationwide lockdown to battle Coronavirus, SATURDAY, 14TH OF MARCH 2020
Government instructs people to stay at home for two weeks, and closes bars, shops, schools,restaurants, cafes and cinemas.
The Spanish government has formally declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus, placing the country in lockdown
and ordering people to stay at home for the next two weeks unless they have to buy food or medicine or go to essential work or hospital.
Speaking after a seven-hour cabinet meeting on Saturday evening, the prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, said “extraordinary decisions”
needed to be taken as Spain grappled with a “health, social and economic crisis”.
Spain is the country most affected by the coronavirus in Europe after Italy, and has so far confirmed 6,251 cases and 193 deaths.
Italy has already taken similar measures.
It has been nearly a year since Spain orders nationwide lockdown to battle Coronavirus.
For many people, they're approaching “the anniversary” of when they realized that life as they knew it was being fundamentally
altered from how it had been a month, a week or even a day earlier.
The work-from-home era began. Bare grocery store shelves, empty subway cars, the absence of rush-hour traffic all seemed like
post-apocalyptic scenes. Things that people often took for granted — like hugs, seeing friends at birthday parties, dinners out together
and midday coffee runs with colleagues — were no longer considered safe and harmless as they had been before.
Professional sports leagues cancelled or postponed entire seasons, and celebrities like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced
they had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Around the world, there was still so much unknown about the coronavirus and so much uncertainty about how life would look in two weeks —
let alone one year later.
And ONE YEAR LATER?!
AS HUMAN BEINGS, WE ARE GETTING USED TO EVERYTHING AND SUDDENLY WE ARE SURE THEY´RE THE “NORM”.
We forget our own discomfort in order to be in peace.
At some point, we start feeling comfortable in this “ series of events” that were once “unique” to us.
THERE IS ALWAYS A LIGHT AT THE END OF TUNNEL ! 14 MARCH 2021
Check out our Blog about “More optimistic economic horizon in the short and medium term for Spain “…
One of the reasons for the upward revision of the Spanish forecasts is that 'there have been fewer mobility restrictions and (Spain)
has dealt better with the health situation' in recent times
STAY SAFE - KEEP HEALTHY AND STAY POSITIVE!