Going out during the Spanish lockdown

It’s Tuesday 30th March and I’m under strict lockdown in Southern Spain. I’ve only been out twice so far, in small outings, for shopping and rubbish disposal, but today, despite the tightening of the confinement I plan to go out again. Shopping, petrol station and rubbish should only take 30 min these days, but I am looking forward for this. Many people that are not in Spain now ask me why I don’t go out more often, to buy small bags a few times of week, for example. Well, it does not work like that. Firstly, I would expose myself and others unnecessarily. Secondly, the Spanish government and the authorities in Andalucia have made it clear that we should only go out for essentials and no more than once a week and if I dared to do differently they will find out. How? Guardia Civil, the local police and the …

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