The extension of the state of alarm has been approved today in Congress. With 178 votes to 75 and 97 abstentions.
Spain’s State of alarm: The Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, deems it essential that the emergency is in effect until the 24th May. This is in order to successfully continue the implementation of the de-escalation measures. He also took the opportunity to announce that there will be official mourning for those who have lost their lives to the virus.