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Two of each three spaniards demanded more drastic measures before the proclamation of the state of alarm

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Madrid Updated:25/03/2020 14:36h
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Two out of every three spaniards, in particular, 67.7 percent, already thought of that, before it decrees the state of alarm, that the Government should take more drastic measures and anticipate the spread of the coronavirus.

This is indicated in the CIS barometer released on Wednesday and drawn up between the 1 and the 13 of march, that is, a day before the Executive imposed the confinement of all spaniards.

In the first two weeks of march, the Ministry of Health was limited to recommending that some sports competitions, the meetings held with teams of high-risk areas, were made behind closed doors.

The first measures of flight cancellations and suspensions of events mass is not reached until day 10, when you already had a thirty dead and more than 1,500 infected. The previous weekend had been held, without restrictions, the manifestation of the 8-M and the Congress of Vox in Vistalegre.

In those moments, the practical totality of the Spanish, 99.4 percent, had heard of the Covid-19, and followed with interest by tv, newspapers or radio the news related to the virus.

Six out of every ten claimed to be fairly or very informed about the pandemic, and more than half, 54.4 percent, thought that the health authorities were informed of the proper way.

The 51.4 per cent saw it convenient to suspend public events involving large crowds, something that the Government has not decreed until the day 10.

Two of every three respondents, 64.9 percent, thought that with an issue as serious as the expansion of the coronavirus, the Government was obliged to take urgent measures although these were unpopular.

In the same way, the 67.3 per cent because they thought that the Executive should anticipate and take sanitary measures strict to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More than half claimed more information on the part of the authorities.

In this period, health care has soared among the main problems of the country in the move from seventh place to third. In February, the percentage of spaniards who showed their concern over this issue was 15.4, and in march rose to 19.8, behind unemployment and economic problems.

The coronavirus is mentioned for the first time as a specific concern of the citizens, though still a low percentage, of 3.5.

Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/espana/abci-coronavirus-cada-tres-espanoles-reclamaban-medidas-mas-drasticas-antes-decretarse-estado-alarma-202003251436_noticia.html

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