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Interior is advancing preparations for a scenario of closure of roads

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Madrid Updated:27/03/2020 02:51h

The Government is working on a possible scenario of road closures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, as evidenced by the order issued yesterday that requires and extends another 20 in march, which listed what type of vehicles would be allowed to move in the case of movement restrictions, among which are the hearses. The cuts to the traffic are foreseen in the royal decree of measures against the pandemic as a competence of the Ministry of Internal affairs and already have been enabled for public health reasons to seal perimetralmente Igualada (Barcelona) and two other neighboring municipalities, whose authorities have just been asked to the judge and to the Executive a confinement even more hard. Account 63,1 deaths per one hundred thousand inhabitants, when in the whole of Spain is 7.4 and in Madrid, from 27.9. In Lombardy are by 41.6 per 100,000.

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“The closure of roads, for now, is not going to happen”, stressed Indoor sources, who declined to be thinking in practice embolsamientos to isolate cities similar to that of Matched in other areas of Spain. They added that they are making forecasts “just in case, but -reiterated – it’s not likely to happen”.

The order, which came into force yesterday, Thursday, determined to stay out of any kind of limitation to the circulation of the vehicles linked to essential services, mainly health and the Security forces, although there are omissions striking, as they affect the transport of newspapers from the presses to the station, open in this crisis, as the facilities basic.

The Government overcomes this situation, and a paragraph indicates that we can always allow the passage to vehicles, it is not expressly specified in the order, “to contribute to ensuring the supply of goods or the provision of essential services to the population” when what they consider “the agents responsible for the control and discipline of the traffic”, so that would be at their discretion.

This second text about the vehicles that would be outside of the restrictions of the circulatory system adds “used by private security companies”, “the manufacturing and distribution of cleaning products” and, specifically, those of “transportation, health, Forces and Bodies of Security, Civil Protection and rescue”, which curiously did not appear in the first order of 20 march, which regulated this matter. The explanation of the Ministry of the Interior is that the royal decree of state of alarm already pointed out that, in any case, would be affected by any court of road, but now have been included in the final list for the sake of clarity.

The order exempts from the restrictions also to the vehicles of the Armed Forces and the Post.

Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/espana/abci-interior-avanza-preparativos-para-escenario-cierre-carreteras-202003270251_noticia.html

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