“There is no Plan B”. Those were the words used by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez describing his government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis.
During the Saturday afternoon Press briefing, the Prime Minister also confirmed that he would press for a further 15 days of lockdown, until May 24.
Sánchez confirmed that Phase 0 of the deescalation of the lockdown would being on Monday, and also revealed that the use of masks will be obligatory on public transport.
“We know that the State of Alarm works and we know that it is still necessary. Because of that I will be asking the Congress of Deputies for a new extension of 15 days” he said “There is no Plan B, the only plan is the State of Alarm”.
The opposition parties responded immediately on Social Media “Spain does not deserve this government” tweeted the Partido Popular, while Cuidadanos complained “he hasn’t called us for 16 days – to demand responsibility first you have to practice it”.