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Sport Spain: return from La Liga on June 8, foreign tourists in July (Prime Minister)

20:55  23 may  2020
20:55  23 may  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Espagne: retour de la Liga le 8 juin, des touristes étrangers en juillet (Premier ministre) © Provided by Le Point

The Spanish football championship will resume on June 8 and foreign tourists will be able to return to Spain from July because "the hardest part" of the new coronavirus pandemic has passed, announced on Saturday Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez,

"The hardest part has passed (...) We have overcome the great wave of the pandemic", said he said at a press conference.

The deconfinement started two weeks ago in half the country will be extended on Monday to Madrid and Barcelona, ​​the two main centers of contagion in Spain, one of the most bereaved countries of Europe with more than 28,000 dead.

Consequently, "the week of June 8, the resumption of major sports and professional competitions, and in particular La Liga, will be authorized," he announced.

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The professional football championship was suspended since the introduction of containment in mid-March, as did the arrivals of foreign tourists.

"I announce to you that from July, the entry of foreign tourists in Spain will resume in safety conditions. Foreign tourists can therefore plan their holidays in our country now", he announced.

This authorization is crucial for the second world tourist destination, where the sector weighs 12% of the GDP.

"We will guarantee that tourists are not at risk and that they are not bringing risks to our country either," said Mr. Sanchez.

"We are one step away from victory but we must remember that the virus has not disappeared and that we must keep it at bay," he warned, however.

"It is essential (...) not to relax," he warned while thousands of Spaniards demonstrated Saturday by car at the call of the far-right party Vox to denounce the maintenance of the alarm state imposed on March 14.

Mr. Sanchez narrowly obtained the vote by the parliament on Wednesday of the extension until June 6 inclusive of this exceptional measure which allows to restrict the movement of people to fight against the pandemic.

Madrid and Barcelona will be able to reopen terraces of bars, hotels and museums from Monday, with strict limitations on the number of customers.

Many areas of the country that had already started deconfinement, that is to say 22 million Spaniards, will take the next step, with the reopening of beaches, swimming pools and cinemas.

05/23/2020 15:45:01 - Madrid ( AFP ) - © 2020 AFP

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