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Spain is preparing to approve a deconfination plan for the coming weeks, particularly for Easter, which provides for a ban on traveling between its autonomous communities and a curfew between 22:00 and 06:00.

The compromise was approved this Thursday at a meeting between those responsible for the health sector of all Spanish autonomous communities, which have autonomy in this area.

According to sources at the meeting, only the Madrid community opposed the agreement, which has yet to be ratified at a meeting that will take place next Wednesday of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System.

Regional officials agreed with the proposal made by the Ministry of Health of the central government to maintain, at least until Easter, the current sanitary siege at the level of the autonomous communities, a curfew from 22:00 to 06:00, as well as limit meetings in public or private spaces to a maximum of four people.

The approved document also includes recommendations to expressly discourage the celebration of social gatherings in houses or other closed spaces with people who do not belong to the same household.

An institutional campaign will also be launched to prevent the relaxation of behaviors with the motto “We don’t save weeks, we save lives”, in an allusion to “Semana Santa”.

France

The French executive continues to avoid total confinement to curb the covid-19, but extended the confinement over the weekend to the Pas-de-Calais region and imposed new ones. measures such as the closure of large commercial areas and interdiction of demonstrations.

“I repeat, we must do everything to avoid and reserve this final option [confinamento total] for a more degraded situation, ”Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday at a press conference.

In order to stop the pandemic in the country, Dunkirk and Nice joins the Pas-de-Calais region, which will be confined over the weekend. Three more departments join the 20 departments already under increased surveillance due to the virus.

Commercial areas over 10,000 square meters will be closed across the territory, there will be a reinforcement of the use of the mask and mayors, equivalent to civilian governors in Portugal, will be able to ban agglomerations in large cities and prevent demonstrations in order to prevent gatherings of people.

Hungary

Hungary going to close schools, most stores and businesses as of Monday in response to the deteriorating health situation due to covid-19, the government announced this Thursday.

“Primary schools and kindergartens will close until April 7”, Gergely Gulyás, head of the prime minister’s office, Viktor Orbán, told reporters.

The stores, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies and service stations, will also close until March 22, he continued, adding that employees will have to privilege teleworking.

Hungary, with 9.8 million inhabitants, this Thursday recorded almost 6,300 new cases of covid-19, the highest number since December 24, while the disease has already killed 15,476 people, according to official statistics.

The country is under mandatory curfew in the evening and at night since November, with meetings banned and restaurants and universities closed.

Brazil

The city of Rio de Janeiro announced this Thursday new restrictions the activity of restaurants, bars and beaches and a curfew in hopes of containing the Covid-19 pandemic, which is increasing the number of victims in Brazil.

The city of 6.7 million inhabitants is one of the last to take action in the country, which in the past two days has broken its record of deaths in 24 hours. On Wednesday, 1,910 deaths were confirmed by the Brazilian government.

On the other hand, the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, continues to minimize the health crisis, leaving states and municipalities responsible for measures to reduce activities or curfews.

The decree of the Rio de Janeiro comes into force on Friday for a week and orders the closing of bars and restaurants from 5 pm, prohibits any itinerant sale on beaches in addition to banning the operation of clubs and festive activities.

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