Easter: perimeter closure of all the Autonomous Communities except the Balearic and Canary Islands


This was announced at the press conference after the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, who thanked all the councilors for their efforts to reach this “minimum agreement”, to which the communities may add other restrictions that they deem appropriate.

An agreement that will be published tomorrow in the Official State Gazette (BOE), which means that it is mandatory compliance and that encompasses two periods: the first between March 17 and 21 in the autonomous regions in which the 19th is a holiday and from the 26th of this month until April 9 throughout the territory.

The Madrid’s community has voted against and has announced that it will not close the perimeter of the region, while Catalonia he has announced that he has abstained.

The Community of Madrid says it will not close

The Madrid Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, has assured that the community will not close the perimeter either on the José bridge or at Easter, a measure that he has opposed at the meeting of the Interterritorial Health Council held this Wednesday.

In a press conference, he specified that the Community of Madrid has voted against the perimeter closures in San José and at Easter, proposed by the Ministry of Health, in the Interterritorial Health Council, which met this Wednesday to discuss the means to apply in the next holiday periods.

The decision of the regional government is based on the decree of the state of alarm that gives the power to adopt this decision to the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso.

In a press conference, Ruiz Escudero has shown himself against perimeter closures when the autonomous communities have been able to reduce the number of coronavirus cases with their own management.

The Minister of Health has argued that the previous experiences of closing the borders of the region implied an increase in infections at the local level.