Pedro Sánchez, announced today that the Council of Ministers will meet tomorrow (Sunday 29th March) to approve a new exceptional measure: “workers in non-essential activities must stay home in the next two weeks”

He said workers would receive their usual salaries but would have to make up lost hours at a later date.

These workers “will have a recoverable paid leave” that will make it possible for them not to work and to reduce the risk of contagion and therefore the saturation of hospitals.

The permit would take effect from March 30th to April 9th and is done, he explained, because it coincides with the dates of Easter.

According to Pedro Sánchez, “during the days of the leave, the workers will continue to receive their wages normally, and once the emergency situation ends, they will gradually recover the hours.”

One of these non-essential activities is, for example, the construction sector.