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Spain declares a national lockdown

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:38pm
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Spain has declared a national lockdown.

You can read the full declaration here (in Spanish):

https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2020-3692

And also:

https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/consejodeministros/resumenes/Paginas/2020/14032020_alarma.aspx

Here are the details from the Guardian in English:

"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 work or hospital.

The prime minister confirmed that people would be required to stay home from Monday morning and that all non-essential shops would close, along with bars, restaurants, cafes and cinemas.

Supermarkets, small food shops, pharmacies, petrols stations and pet supply shops are among those businesses that will remain open.

He said: “During the state of emergency, people will only be allowed out on to public streets for the following reasons: to buy food, basic or pharmaceutical items; to attend medical centres; to go to and from work; to look after children, older people or those with disabilities or who are especially vulnerable, and to attend financial or insurance offices on force majeure grounds.”

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”.

Sánchez said the central government would direct the response and that all the local, national and regional police forces would come under the command of the interior ministry. He also said that the army was standing by and ready to help with the emergency response.

Sánchez acknowledged that the measures needed to tackle the coronavirus would have a “big economic impact” but said the government was committed to mitigating its effects."

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/mar/14/coronavirus-live-updates-uk-us-australia-italy-europe-school-shutdown-sport-events-cancelled-latest-update-news?page=with:block-5e6d45f48f085e564ad843b0#block-5e6d45f48f085e564ad843b0

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lottie

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:51am

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:51am

My husband needs to fly back to the up from Almeria  on Tuesday morning with easy jet.

We cannot get through to the airport or to easy jet so far. Does anyone know if it is still open and flights leaving here still? Thank you if you can let me know any facts 

grahamerv

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:03am

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:03am

lottie wrote on Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:51am:

My husband needs to fly back to the up from Almeria  on Tuesday morning with easy jet.

We cannot get through to the airport or to easy jet so far. Does anyone know if it is still open and flights leaving here still? Thank you if you can let me know any facts 

Just looked a Easy Jet web site. Looks like no flights to Almeria or Murcia after Monday. Having said that the could all be fully booked, but I doubt it. 

Linda2019

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:30am

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:30am

lottie wrote on Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:51am:

My husband needs to fly back to the up from Almeria  on Tuesday morning with easy jet.

We cannot get through to the airport or to easy jet so far. Does anyone know if it is still open and flights leaving here still? Thank you if you can let me know any facts 

It’s just this minute been announced on the news that from Tuesday 17th all Easyjet flights are cancelled. If I hear anything else I will post  on the forum .

Tracey12

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:38am

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:38am

lottie wrote on Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:51am:

My husband needs to fly back to the up from Almeria  on Tuesday morning with easy jet.

We cannot get through to the airport or to easy jet so far. Does anyone know if it is still open and flights leaving here still? Thank you if you can let me know any facts 

A friend is flying into malaga with ryanair tomorrow I would suggest your husband try’s to get to malaga and get on the return flight with ryanair all het2 is cancelled from uk now x

lottie

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:40am

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:40am

grahamerv wrote on Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:03am:

Just looked a Easy Jet web site. Looks like no flights to Almeria or Murcia after Monday. Having said that the could all be fully booked, but I doubt it. 

Thank you for that we will see if there are any seats keft

Sarah88

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:59pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:59pm

I don’t think it is yet official easyJet have cancelled flights?

We are due to fly Wednesday and still nothing official to say it’s been cancelled yet. We’re only able to re schedule!

AnnieR

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:01pm

Does anyone know whether the Wednesday market in Palomares will go ahead.  Really only interested in the fruit and veg stalls.  Can't see any problem as in the open air, but who knows.

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:55pm

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:55pm

AnnieR wrote on Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:01pm:

Does anyone know whether the Wednesday market in Palomares will go ahead.  Really only interested in the fruit and veg stalls.  Can't see any problem as in the open air, but who knows.

Why are you asking when we are in lockdown ????? No markets whether indoor as in the new Amigos at Longo or anywhere else ?? Get to you're local supermarket early and get fruit and veg there now that everything seems to be calming down.

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:44pm

Alex wrote on Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:38pm:

Spain has declared a national lockdown.

You can read the full declaration here (in Spanish):

https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2020-3692

And also:

https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/consejodeministros/resumenes/Paginas/2020/14032020_alarma.aspx

Here are the details from the Guardian in English:

"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 work or hospital.

The prime minister confirmed that people would be required to stay home from Monday morning and that all non-essential shops would close, along with bars, restaurants, cafes and cinemas.

Supermarkets, small food shops, pharmacies, petrols stations and pet supply shops are among those businesses that will remain open.

He said: “During the state of emergency, people will only be allowed out on to public streets for the following reasons: to buy food, basic or pharmaceutical items; to attend medical centres; to go to and from work; to look after children, older people or those with disabilities or who are especially vulnerable, and to attend financial or insurance offices on force majeure grounds.”

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”.

Sánchez said the central government would direct the response and that all the local, national and regional police forces would come under the command of the interior ministry. He also said that the army was standing by and ready to help with the emergency response.

Sánchez acknowledged that the measures needed to tackle the coronavirus would have a “big economic impact” but said the government was committed to mitigating its effects."

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/mar/14/coronavirus-live-updates-uk-us-australia-italy-europe-school-shutdown-sport-events-cancelled-latest-update-news?page=with:block-5e6d45f48f085e564ad843b0#block-5e6d45f48f085e564ad843b0

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I am due to fly with easyJet to Almeria this Wednesday, had already made my mind up I wasn’t going as was travelling with a child. I have just received an email from easyJet to say my flight has been cancelled and I can now apply for a full refund. 
just sit tight they will contact you, they obviously just don’t want to cancel all flights immediately, as they still need to manage the admin of processing refunds.

So sit tight everyone you will get your money back!

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