Coronavirus Update: Spain announces plan to gradually ease lockdown measures

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Coronavirus Update: Spain announces plan to gradually ease lockdown measures
Coronavirus Update: Spain announces plan to gradually ease lockdown measures

Spain reported another uptick in infections and fatalities from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.

The Spanish Ministry of Health recorded 757 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 14,555 — a nearly 5.5% jump. There were also 6,180 new diagnosed cases, bringing the national tally to 146,690 — a 4.4% increase.

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But that hasn’t stopped the Spanish government from announcing plans to gradually lift the lockdown measures across the country. Spain’s finance minister and government spokesperson, Maria Jesus Montero, said at a press conference Tuesday night that “citizens will be able to get back to their normal life” starting April 26.

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On March 14, Spain formally declared a state of emergency and issued stay-at-home orders to combat the country’s virus outbreak.

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A group of experts are drawing up clear guidance for the ease of restrictions, which will be made readily accessible to the public and communicated by government officials.

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