We did our shopping last Friday about 2pm and the shelves had no milk, water, bread, meat, toilet rolls and tissues. Over the weekend the Government announced a state of emergency and mobilised the military.
The police say that at the moment the public are not aware of the danger of the situation. Already 30,000 fines have been given since the announcement on Monday of the new laws.
For instance if you go out of our house for unnecessary journey or cycle you could be fined €60,000. You can only go out for basic things. The only places allowed to be open are supermarkets, bread shops, banks and news papers shops or kiosks. All other businesses are closed.
If you cannot take your dog for a walk, you can only take it outside to go to toilet this can be a €60,000 fine. If you go jogging you could be fined 60,000€. . If you do not have identification documents or ignore the police then you can be fined 600,000€. Today the President said in Parliament that if you ignore the restrictions then you face one year in prison and €600,000 fine.
Last night Spain closed it borders and only residents can come back to Spain. The Balearics have sent 2,500 tourists back and Benidorm have stopped tourists from coming out of their hotel and they are thinking of closing the hotels. Four ministers have the coronavirus. At the moment 560 have died and over 13,000 have the virus. Torrent in Valencia have had 3 people die.
I was shocked when speaking to my English and German friends this week that they did not know of these restrictions. Is it possible that you could inform your readers so that no one gets unexpected fine?
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