Well I don´t know, it´s all a bit vague except for one thing, we remain on lockdown. The Brit media announced the Spanish government had extended the lockdown till May 9th BEFORE it had been made official. So in an effort to confuse the UK they made it May 10th or 11th, I forget which and don´t care anymore.
I looked in the mirror this morning and thought oh good, there´s another woman in the house, maybe she can help me bring some law and order to this place. We have a lot in common, she´s got a hole in her T-shirt too.
In this blog post a few days ago I wrote about how they´d opened up (some) manufacturing here, which fair enough is top priority. Also, three shops that no-one will ever go to because supermarkets have the edge. Plus dry cleaners and mobile hairdressers, end. I can´t be assed writing it all again from a different perspective because there isn´t one.
In basic terms, allow someone you don´t know inside your Covid 19 free house, get your roots done, then go blow dry your gleaming locks at the dry cleaners. Mine used to look like this, ah those were the days.
So, aside from the before times and decent haircuts without paranoia of infection. Here´s some shutdown facts and figures as of today:
Total amount of fines for breaching restrictions so far: 70,000 euros.
Total number of arrests for breaching restrictions: 6,300.
Automatic fine of 1,500 euros issued to those caught on roads travelling to second homes.
The cops don´t mess about here, so playing silly buggers doesn´t work out well at all. For those of us who live on the Costa Blanca, we feel protected.
Every country will need it´s own version of easing lockdown, risks versus ergonomics, logistics, and areas of major contagion.
But how does that work?