9th May end of State of alarm – What will (probably) change?

News from 2pm today via Las Provincias

The Consell is considering the approval to change curfew until 12 midnoght. the curfew  from this coming Sunday, according to sources from the Valencian Government. 

With this measure, the implementation of the night time limitation that the Valencian Community has been dragging for just over 6 months would be delayed a couple of hours .

However, to approve this provision, the regional Executive chaired by Ximo Puig will consult its legality before the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community (TSJ) before giving it the go-ahead .

 The legal umbrella that supports the curfew, the state of alarm approved six months ago by the Government, ceases to be in force on 9th May. 

The Consell will decide the new restriction on May 8th, just hours before the state of alarm expires.

The fear of being beaten in the Supreme Court discourages communities from maintaining the perimeter closures.

And so far, there are already a dozen communities that have already formally announced that at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday they are no longer closed . Galicia, Cantabria, Navarra, Catalonia, Castilla y León, the Community of Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, the Valencian Community, Extremadura, Andalusia, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands have already confirmed that they end regional perimetrations

A report of the technical cabinet has pointed out that an issue that affects fundamental rights cannot be regulated with a simple decree

The Supreme Court has serious doubts that the express reform promoted by the Government to endorse it the responsibility of deciding on the legality of the restrictions once the state of alarm ends next Saturday is legal .

The technical cabinet of the Contentious Chamber of the Supreme Court has today issued the first emergency report that the president of this body, César Tolosa, claimed on Wednesday, in which he points out that the legislative initiative could even be unconstitutional, because it is dedicated to regulate with a simple decree an issue that affects the fundamental rights of citizens, such as freedom of assembly or movement .


The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, explained that, after the end of the state of alarm, “there will not be a general lifting” of the restrictions because “the pandemic has not passed.” “It is not possible to think that on the 9th we are already in full normality and we must continue with this horizon of prudence to reach summer with the maximum of normality that is possible,” he demanded.

For this reason, among the measures that will be maintained is the curfew, although “predictably” extending the hours in which it will be possible to leave, which is now limited between 10 pm and 6 am. However, the perimeter closure will be lifted and it will be possible to leave and enter the territory of the Valencian Community.

Full stories can be found on the Las Provincias links below