The Spanish government’s new early response plan lists the actions considered necessary


The Spanish government’s new early response plan lists the actions considered necessary to prevent a repeat scenario of March, when the country failed to act quickly against the epidemic and soon became one of the world’s worst-hit countries.

Central and regional health officials will periodically analyse the situation, and if coronavirus transmission affects two or more regions, the Health Ministry will introduce “controlled health action.”

In theory this will NOT include a nationwide confinement, to do that, the government would have to declare a new state of alarm.

The plan also establishes that regional governments must have enough safety equipment to last eight weeks, while the central health ministry must stockpile enough material to cover 25% of the country’s healthcare needs.