In a relief to the citizen of Spain, the country has lifted a state of emergency in place since October to curb the spread of pandemic, allowing people to travel between regions for the first time in months.
Spain was one of the European countries which was worst hit by the coronavirus, witnesses 79,000 deaths and 3.5 million infection. It has its national state of emergency in place since October 2020. The country came out to celebrate. In a video surfaced on Internet it is seen that people coming out on street to celebrate as it seen people playing drums and dance, drinks and singing on the street. The people were seeing expressing their happiness and freedom.
The state of emergency was declared with a legal framework to impose measures -- such as night-time curfews or a ban on non-essential travel between regions -- that limited freedoms.
Except for a few days over Christmas when the restrictions were lifted, people have not been able to travel to other regions, go on holiday, or see family. This lift has led to increase in sale of train tickets. But with the present situations, the regions can still restrict opening hours and impose capacity limits in bars and restaurants.
They can also seek court approval for stricter measures such as re-imposing curfews, capping the number allowed at home gatherings or extending a ban on internal travel.