Spain imposes near-total lockdown to fight Covid-19


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  • Sunday, 15 Mar 2020

General view of the famous landmark Puerta del Sol with unusually few people visiting, in Madrid, Spain, March 13, 2020. - Reuters/Sergio Perez

MADRID (AFP): Spain on Saturday (March 14) followed Italy and imposed a near total nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus by banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the restrictions on movement following a huge spike in the number of infections in this nation of some 46 million people.

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