Spain orders lockdown amid rise in cases

Spain orders lockdown amid rise in cases

The Spanish government has ordered a lockdown in the capital Madrid and surrounding areas badly affected by coronavirus after a rise in cases.

 

Under the new restrictions, residents will not be allowed to leave the area unless they have to make an essential journey. However, Madrid’s regional government says the lockdown is not legally valid.

 

Greater Madrid accounts for more than a third of the 133,604 cases diagnosed in Spain over the past two weeks.

 

Source: BBC