Central government said on Thursday that it had no plans to bring back a state of alarm, despite there being 580 monitored localised outbreaks in Spain. Finance minister, María Jesús Montero, explained, “The indicators of the epidemic don’t point in that direction and no autonomous regional government has requested it.”
In the latest reported case data on Thursday, the outbreaks in Spain were still concentrated in the north of the country.
Aragon and the Basque Country were reporting that their health services could come under strain. 338 new individual cases were reported in the Basque Country in a day, levels last seen at the end of April, and 329 in Aragon.
Meanwhile, residents of Aranda del Duero in the central Castilla y León region have been told they cannot leave for two weeks as cases grow there.