The establishment of a curfew as of this Sunday evening in Spain is taken with resignation by the inhabitants met by Europe 1 in Barcelona.
Far from being a surprise, this turn of the screw is seen as the only alternative to re-containment, which has left a hard mark on the minds of the inhabitants.
A curfew is better than a containment.
This is the state of mind of the Spaniards met by Europe 1 on this Sunday evening, a few hours after the announcement by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the establishment of a state of health emergency until the beginning of May. , which will be accompanied by a curfew.
This new turn of the screw, effective from this Sunday evening in the whole country, with the exception of the Canary Islands, has not been a surprise, especially since its introduction at the French neighbor.
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"It must be done to avoid hard confinement"
In most regions, the Spaniards will therefore have to be at home by 11 p.m., except in Catalonia, the Barcelona region, where it starts at 10 p.m.
In the middle of the second wave, deprived of tourists, Barcelona is no longer the usual party city, bars and restaurants have all been closed for ten days.
So this curfew is rather greeted with resignation by the inhabitants.
"It is fundamental, it must be done to avoid a hard confinement like the one we have already had," said the microphone of Europe 1 Fabiano, in his thirties.
"It's essential to have these restrictions now."
This turn of the screw is seen as a lesser evil since Barcelona, as the very hard confinement of last spring marked the spirits.
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"It's not going to affect me too much"
At first, these "night restrictions", as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez prefers to call them, will last for 15 days, but this could be extended.
The daily life of Martin, employed in a bank, will not be really upset.
"It's not going to affect me too much," he confirms.
"It is true that there are activities that I do after work that I could no longer do, but I completely understand that."
And with the state of health emergency established until May, the regions will be able to impose mobility restrictions on their territory if necessary.