Spain imposes Italy-style lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus

With the number of coronavirus cases spiralling to more than 6,000 and the death toll reaching 190, Spain on Saturday followed Italy and imposed an unprecedented lockdown.

Spain’s left-wing government passed a two-week state of emergency order which came into action immediately on Saturday night.

Some 47 million Spaniards must stay at home in an attempt to contain an outbreak which has seen 1,500 new cases in the past 24 hours. Spain has the fifth-highest number of cases in the world, behind China, Italy, Iran and South Korea.

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