Spain ends state of emergency and enters ‘reopening’ phase – Normalitas

Today is one of those days.

Walk away thinking about losses and bad news up close and not so close. Covid, non-Covid, in addition to explanations, like life itself.

My eyes curl 180,479 times reading the same sentence in an article, my browser windows multiply in chaotic asmr-culinary-musical distractions.

One of them: the recipe for a classic Spanish dessert, leche frita (fried milk), typical of the Lenten era. Abuela’s (grandmother’s) food, the one with everything Sapien’s Health magazines would condemn. I see that there are also versions of the recipe in Portuguese – of course, Brazel is the country of all @ s, the conspiracy of pancosmogônica immigration, etc. etc.

When I tell you here that my Japanese mom makes cod sá gomes with sushi and ham for Christmas dinner, people find it exotic.

Exotics are the españoles that fry the cubes of milk and call the ham healthy food (I meditate, listening to ‘Love Action’, from Human League, and try to concentrate on writing those shifting lines in a loud cafe around the corner. of my house) .

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This next Sunday (9) will be special for Spain. Not for mothers, like there (Mother’s Day is celebrated here on the first Sunday in May).

From midnight this next Saturday to Sunday, the state of emergency that has governed our pandemic life for more than a year is no longer relevant.

With this, in principle, mobility restrictions are lifted (between counties, regions, states) and the curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., with slight variations by province.

Now it will depend on regional governments and higher courts to approve and regulate measures such as those mentioned above, in addition to others that have been in effect for months, such as limiting meetings in the private sphere ( aka, for example, private parties – these, now, can only be limited by recommendations, because without a state of emergency this kind of pandemic idiocy can no longer be fined).

The cases of Covid in Spain have shown a downward trend over the past two months, but the country is still in a high-risk situation, with a cumulative incidence of 198 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (at the end of January, we were in nearly 800 cases per 100 thousand).

Madrid, with currently 317 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and 42.7% of ICUs occupied by Covid patients (77.49% of total occupancy), is one of the most critical communities. From Sunday, he will end the curfew and allow bars and restaurants to operate until midnight. Yes, my salts.

In contrast, the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza and Mallorca, two super destinations for international tourism in the summer, managed to approve the continuation of the curfew between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Catalonia (266 cases per 100,000, 34.79% of ICUs occupied by Covid patients and 77.04% of total occupancy) will remove the curfew from Saturday evening, maintaining the recommendation of a maximum of 6 people for private meetings. Bars and restaurants will be able to operate until 11 p.m.

The local government is preparing a police operation similar to the New Year’s Eve on Saturday night to dispel the settlements. Good luck guys.

With the suspension of perimeter containment, we will finally be able to finally leave the territory. Friends are already planning trips and I would like to go out too. But calm down, my friends: as the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Health Emergencies, Fernando Simón, warned, “the end of the state of emergency does not mean the end of control measures” .

The Basque Country, one of the Spanish communities with the highest rate of contagion (463 per 100,000), has not yet managed to approve the extension of restrictive measures, which means that from Sunday, it will be possible to save anyone who can (in Basque, Bere man guztietaaaaan!).

Here is a problem with the decentralization of health policies in the face of the pandemic: a super patchwork of incongruities in the country is starting to take shape, at the mercy of the lollycrazy mentality of every judge-paperman-man.

In part, there is confidence in the vaccination, which has gained momentum over the past month. So far, 12.6% of the population has received both doses (including those who only received one dose, we have 28% vaccinated so far), and over 500,000 people have been vaccinated within the past 24 hours. The government’s goal is to reach 70% by the end of the summer.

Since the start of the pandemic, Spain has recorded 3.56 million cases of coronavirus and nearly 79,000 deaths.

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I do not know. My thoughts are wandering again. I think of those here gone, where will they be? Let’s do a fried leche in their honor. It’s life. I leave here a recipe with the dulce Dona Dirce, which I also tried the pan-fried eggplant lasagna and which is delicious. Hugs to everyone there, sent to Barcelona’s transoceanic dolphin pass, and take great care.

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