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NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS UP IN MADRID

Spain has issued new COVID-19 restrictions in Madrid, prohibiting travel from 37 zones within the capital and limiting gatherings to six people as cases rise significantly, according to Euronews.

Around 850,000 people live in the affected areas, representing 13 per cent of Madrid's population, the local government said. They also account for roughly 24 per cent of the cases detected in the last week.


It comes as the country's total number of cases increased by more than 14,000 on Friday with Spain seeing the largest outbreak in Europe in recent weeks.


Now in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, Madrid will close parks and gardens in certain areas and while shops and restaurants will remain open, capacity will be limited.


The restrictions are in zones with more than 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.


Coming into effect on Monday, the order will be in place for a minimum of two weeks, Madrid's government said in a statement.



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