In Japan, it was reported that Madrid was restricted from moving, but as long as you don't go out of the city, you are free to shop and eat out. Due to restrictions on the number of users and shortening of business hours, the number of newly infected people has been flat recently. We are working to prevent the spread of infection without stopping economic activities.
In August, Spain, where the number of infected people is increasing, as in Japan. Even if the social distance is maintained, it is compulsory to wear a mask in public spaces, and with the rapid increase in the number of infected people, preventive measures and regulations are becoming stricter. The other day, I went to a cute town called Chinchon, which is about 45 minutes drive from the city of Madrid. Sometimes it was a weekend, so there were relatively many people, and most cafes were open. The disinfectant solution for the hands was placed in the place where all the cafes could understand, and many people were wearing masks and chatting when not eating or drinking. Although there are few foreign tourists, I often see people visiting from Madrid or taking a leisurely coffee break to enjoy the holiday season.
The warning statement was lifted on June 21, and we entered a "new everyday" across Spain. Up until now, the easing policy was gradually regaining everyday life, but as soon as it was lifted, it was a sunny day in Madrid with strong sunlight and temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. Interstate movement was also allowed, and people began to move in earnest. After using the subway for a long time, we found corona countermeasures at the foot of the platform and everywhere on the premises. Masks are mandatory for public transport (fines are required) and social distances are also encouraged. Some of the passages inside the station are marked so that they are one-way. There are no restrictions on seats or spaces in the car, but it feels like a certain distance from nature. In the future, each state will take its own corona countermeasures, but finally the declaration of caution has been lifted and there are bright signs.
I went for a walk to the Ventas Bullring. Although it is rarely included in Japanese tourist routes, it is very popular with tourists from other countries. With its neo-Mudejar architecture, the exterior is very beautiful, and there were a lot of people from morning till night before going into self-restraint.
Since May 25, Madrid has been deregulated in Phase 1, allowing up to 10 people to go out. Until then, only one adult under the age of 14 could go out, but parents + children, that is, families can go out for shopping and walks, and the supermarket can see the cheerahora and the child's vigorous appearance. It came to be. When I went shopping at a supermarket in a shopping mall for the first time in more than two months, the various warnings such as "mask," "hand sanitizing," and "2m social distance" were clearly visible. However, the mall is still open only at supermarkets and pharmacies, and other stores are closed. Shopping with vinyl gloves seemed strange at first, but I got used to it. It is gradually shifting to a "new everyday".
Madrid has put off mitigation last week, but only this week it has reached Phase 1! If you cannot maintain a 2m social distance when going out, you must wear a mask outdoors. How far will a country that has never had the habit of wearing a mask ever change? .. .. For the time being, the mask sold is 0.60 EUR (about 70 yen), which is slightly higher than in Japan (^^;), so I made it myself! If you like handmade masks like Japan, you can enjoy wearing them and prevent infections, so expect two birds with one stone♪