They will be able to exercise and walk in Madrid from May 2

Madrid (EFE) .- The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced this Saturday that, if the reduction of coronavirus infections continues, from May 2 You can go for a walk and do sports, in a new step of the de-escalation of the confinement imposed on March 14.

In addition, the socialist Sánchez announced a de-escalation plan for the month of May and June, which will be approved in the Council of Ministers next Tuesday, and that will be raised tomorrow Sunday during a meeting by teleconference with regional presidents.

Mobility will be gradual

This de-escalation will be, according to the Prime Minister, “gradual”, both when resuming activities and mobility, “asymmetric”, since the pandemic has spread unevenly throughout Spanish territory, and “coordinated” by the Government and, always, according to the criteria of the experts.

This announcement comes a day before more than six million children up to the age of 14 can take to the streets in Spain for the first time after 42 days of hard confinement, what Sánchez described as “little relief”.
This measure has been widely demanded by both regional authorities and experts in childhood.

Time restricted

Children can go for a walk for an hour, accompanied by a family member and within a radius of no more than one kilometer.

If this departure does not cause an increase in infections, the following measures will be taken for lack of confidence, that is, the departures on May 2 to exercise and the next phase of de-escalation, but always with caution and knowing that “we have no certainty absolute on how to transit “in that phase, according to the President of the Spanish Government.

Spain is the second country in Europe most affected by the coronavirtus pandemic, after Italy, although according to official data this Saturday the decreasing trend of the pandemic was confirmed and for the second consecutive day there were higher numbers of recovered patients (3,353) than new cases (2,944).

However, there was a slight rebound of eleven deaths compared to yesterday, to add 378, with which the COVID-19 has caused 22,902 deaths in Spain since the start of the pandemic.

Likewise, 2,944 new infections were registered, confirmed by PCR tests, bringing the total to 205,909.

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