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Coronavirus: Madrid challenges Continuing COVID-19 lockdown in court

The government in Madrid is attractive to Spain’s supreme court on the government’s refusal to lessen the funding’s lockdown.

Madrid’s regional government stated it considers that technical evaluations over what regions could loosen limitations — adopted to stem the COVID-19 epidemic — aren’t being implemented in precisely the same fashion throughout the nation.

On Wednesday Spain’s lockdown was extended for a further two weeks before June 7. Little stores have reopened in the majority of the nation, but not in hard-hit Madrid and Barcelona. Traveling between states remains strictly restricted.

The area of Madrid is Spain’s worst-affected location. It’s listed nearly 67,000 of the nation’s 232,000 COVID-19 cases.

Madrid mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, told Euronews concerning the problem of balancing economic and health issues.

“We’ve got all of the situations planned for moving from stage one since all of us need to have the ability to face until the financial crisis and social crisis in which we are bombarded,” he told our reporter, Carlos Marlasca.

For the epicenter of all Spain’s coronavirus outbreak, there’s still a long road ahead before normality returns. A few of the businesses that contribute to Madrid’s GDP and create much employment, like hotels and restaurants, are badly hit.

“The program is based on a single assumption: safety. What we must communicate to people who wish to come and remain in the city and the hotels of Madrid, to those tourists who wish to arrive at the town, is that there’s enough safety — for them to know that Madrid won’t be a dangerous town nor will there be outbreaks,” Martínez-Almeida explained.

The mayor has held meetings with his counterparts from Paris, London, and Berlin to discuss ways to get back cities back up and running while protecting public health, and the way to present social distancing in typically crowded regions.

“All of us agree that there has to be a change in the perspective of using urban space, there also has to be an alteration in freedom addiction,” he explained.

“we would like to proceed towards a town where it isn’t essential to produce these long travels, where everything could be closer together”.

Even though the mayor is owned by the conservative opposition Popular Party, he’s maintained a moderate attitude to the executive.

“I’m not worried that the taxpayers can protest and in a democracy we shouldn’t worry that the citizens can exercise their legitimate right to protest. What worries me is if authorities don’t have sufficient replies to that demonstration, or authorities attempt to stigmatize calm protests that may happen,” he explained.