- Title: Madrid's famous night life halts over coronavirus
- Date: 13th March 2020
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (MARCH 13, 2020) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) CLOSED CALANDRIA BAR IN MALASANA DISTRICT EMPTY STREET, DELIVERY RIDER PASSING BY CLOSED SHOP DELIVERY RIDER PEOPLE WALKING THROUGHOUT EMPTY STREETS VARIOUS OF OPENED BAR BEFORE MANDATORY SHUT DOWN EXTERIOR OF LA CATRINA BAR VARIOUS OF WAITERS CLEANING UP LA CATRINA BAR (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) IGNACIO MADRANO, OWNER OF LA CATRINA BAR FOR 20 YEARS, SAYING: "We hope that the Administration will also fulfill its mission to keep businesses from collapsing, to take the necessary economic measures so that we can move forward. If this get prolonged it could be the end of many businesses, people who have many responsibilities, workers need to pay their rent, their mortgages. We hope that they will take the appropriate measures so that we can move forward." LA CATRINA BAR ENTRANCE EMPTY STREET MAN DRINKING FROM A GLASS IN 2 DE MAYO SQUARE YOUNG PEOPLE PASSING BY STATUE MAN WALKING PEOPLE PASSING BY PEOPLE GATHERED IN FRONT OF PIZZA SHOP BAG FROM DELIVERY RIDER RIDERS WAITING IN FRONT OF PIZZA SHOP MAN WALKING BY EMPTY STREET EMPTY STREET
- Keywords: Coronavirus Health Madrid Spain covid-19 nightlife virus
- Reuters ID: LVA001C4W1C93
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:02:26
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:Bars and shops in Spanish capital Madrid shut down at midnight (2300 GMT) on Friday (March 13), in an effort to prevent further cases of coronavirus from spreading.
Other regions in Spain have shut shops, bars and restaurants as the country prepares to enter a 15-day state of emergency on Friday, in a sharp escalation of its fight against the coronavirus.
Bar owner Ignacio Madrano told Reuters "If this get prolonged, it could be the end of many businesses, people who have many responsibilities, workers need to pay their rent, their mortgages."
Madrid's regional leader, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, said she did not have the power to put the capital on lockdown, adding that such a decision would have to come from the central government.
Her government in Spain's richest region said that restaurants and shops, excluding food shops, petrol stations and places selling essential items, would close from midnight on Friday until at least March 26.
Bars and restaurants would still be able to provide home delivery services or have food picked up at the premises.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the number of cases could top 10,000 by next week - more than double the current level - and asked citizens to play their part.
(Production: Julien Hennequin, Elena Rodriguez)
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