Spain: Government bans evictions, utility cuts to ease virus hardship

Spain’s government on Tuesday banned rental evictions and barred utilities from cutting off power and water over unpaid bills to people cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Housing is the trench from where people will resist the virus,” said Social Affairs Minister Pablo Iglesias, leftist Podemos governs in coalition with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists.

FMT New reports here, and The Local Spain here.

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