Spain’s Coronavirus Lockdown: My Kids Haven’t Been Outside in 5 Weeks

Date: 2020-04-17 15:17:59

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Spain has imposed some of the strictest lockdown measures in Europe, with children banned from going outside. Bloomberg News reporter Charlie Devereux explains how he has kept his kids entertained inside, for 5 weeks.

Health Minister Salvador Illa said this week that Spain has already passed the peak of what is Europe’s most extensive outbreak. While the situation at many hospitals and intensive care units has been improving, severe restrictions on movement are still in place.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said that he will seek to extend a state of emergency beyond its current April 25 expiry date, but has also indicated that lockdown rules may be eased.

There is growing pressure to allow people out of their homes for exercise or for activities with children. A government team led by Ecological Transition Minister Teresa Ribera is working on how to relax the measures.

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