The Spanish government is planning to exit the current lockdown measures to resume regular activity in two stages; the summer and then the end of the year, the country's labor and social economy minister said Friday.
"What we are doing from the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy is to work in two stages: a first stage that will likely embark in the productive sectors and therefore in workforce until the summer, and another stage that will last until the end of the year. We are going to follow a gradual process of reincorporation," Yolanda Diaz said during an interview with the broadcaster TVE on Friday.
Diaz said all decisions will be based on advice from health authorities but added that "normalcy...will not be the same as before."
Speaking at a daily news conference, Health Minister Salvador Illa said Friday that going forward the government needs to study the available data "with more precision."
"We have to differentiate between a positive [case] diagnosed through a PCR test, and those who were [diagnosed] through a quick test, and check if they had symptoms or not," he said.