Spain allows outdoor dining again in Madrid and Barcelona
Coronavirus lockdown will be eased in Spain's capital Madrid and second city Barcelona from Monday to allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10 people as infections have slowed sufficiently there, the government said.
Restrictions will be relaxed even further in other regions comprising about half of Spain's population.
Spain started phasing out one of Europe's toughest lockdown earlier this month, but full restrictions had remained in both Madrid and Barcelona because their outbreaks were so severe.
In Barcelona, beaches were opened for walking this week, but public swimming and sunbathing will remain banned.
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Coronavirus News Highlights: India records over 1.2 lakh cases; global tally crosses 5 million
Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day spike today with 2,940 COVID-19, taking the total tally in the state to 44,582.
Today is the fifty-ninth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1,18,447. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 3,583. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.
Globally, there have been over 51 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 3.33 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Russia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain are the most-affected countries. Catch the latest updates here: