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Spain locks down a region of 200,000 people indefinitely after it experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The Catalonian government in Spain announced on Saturday an indefinite period of lockdown for the Segrià region of the country, which is home to more than 200,000 people.
Gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people and travel in and out of the city is prohibited, with exceptions for workers in the city.
There were at least 72,860 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12,586 deaths in the region, according to the government's news agency.
Spain has faced one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks among European countries with 250,545 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 28,385 deaths, according to data...
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Catalan district with 200,000 residents becomes first in Spain to be put under local lockdown after Covid-19 spike

Catalan district with 200,000 residents becomes first in Spain to be put under local lockdown after Covid-19 spike

1 month ago   |   By RT

Officials in the northeastern Spanish province of Catalonia have imposed a local lockdown in one county, after a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Catalan President Quim Torra announced the containment measures in Segria, home to more than 200,000 people, starting from Saturday. It's the first part of Spain to be subjected to a local shutdown since nationwide restrictions were partially lifted.
The borders of the area around the town of Lerida will be sealed for non-transit and non-essential travel from 16:00 local time, giving people a short window of opportunity to leave the quarantine zone or...
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