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The Spanish government's decision to allow non-essential service workers to return to work as from Monday, is not only criticised by the Catalan government. According to Público and 20 minutos, the ministers of Unidas Podemos (UP), Sánchez’s government associates, are opposed to the decision to end the total lockdown due to coronavirus.

The vice-president, Pablo Iglesias, expressed his disagreement with Sánchez's decision via a tweet where he linked an article on the situation in Bergamo (Italy), titled "The massacre that management did not want to avoid". Iglesias highlighted the following message:

"...The head of the business association said: We have already lost 100,000 million a month... The secretary of the union replied: I have been a trade unionist for 40 years and I have never asked for the closure of a factory but now people’s lives are at risk..."​
- Pablo Iglesias

Other UP members have been more direct than Iglesias; namely Naiara Davó, the party's spokeswoman at the Corts Valencianes, the main legislative body of the Valencian Country autonnomous community.

"Either we stop the country, or we loose the country.
From Unidas Podemos we believe this is not the time to neglect all the efforts to flatten the curve and save lives. We must endure the sacrifices for a while longer"

- Naiara Davó

If nothing changes, as from Monday Spanish workers in non-essential services who, according to the non-essential services catalogue, cannot work remotely, will be able to return to work. Spanish health minister Salvador Illa, has assured that no expert advising the Spanish government has disagreed with the decision taken.