Urkullu asks Sánchez for a curfew and mandatory masks in the Basque Country

The Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, has asked the president, Pedro Sanchez, that the mask become mandatory outdoors again and that this week adopt the “necessary measures” to provide the autonomies of “a framework of sufficient legal security” in order to limit night mobility and the number of people per meeting.

At the press conference held after the Governing Council, his spokesman, Bingen Zupiria, reported that the Lehendakari sent a letter to Sánchez yesterday to convey his “concern” that the Royal Decree to make the use of the mask more flexible it has resulted “in many cases” in the total abandonment of this protection.

For this reason, he has asked him to modify the royal decree before it is submitted for ratification in Congress tomorrow “so that it is possible to clearly reaffirm that the constant use of a mask should be an obligation” and that it can only be dispensed with in “natural spaces where there is no concurrence of people “.

In the letter, Urkullu also conveys his concern about the rise in infections and the “disparate situations” that are occurring in the different communities “as a result of the decisions of the corresponding courts“, which in some cases support the restrictions promoted in each autonomy and in others overturn them.
For this reason, he asks Sánchez “formally and in the name of a real and effective co-governance, the urgent adoption, this week, of the necessary measures to provide the autonomous communities with a framework of legal security sufficient to immediately apply measures that have to see with the limitation of nocturnal mobility and with the number of people who can be grouped“.


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