Title:Locked down Madrid residents applaud health workers from balconies
Date:14th March 2020
Summary:MADRID, SPAIN (MARCH 14, 2020) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS)
VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ON BALCONIES APPLAUDING IN CENTRAL MADRID
PERSON ON BALCONY FILMING USING MOBILE PHONE
MAN LOOKING ON FROM BALCONY
APARTMENT COMPLEX /APPLAUSE HEARD
VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT WINDOWS APPLAUDING
Story Text: Madrid residents, officially on lockdown over coronavirus from Saturday (March 14), applauded at their balconies and windows to show their gratitude to health workers battling the pandemic already affecting more than six thousand people across Spain.
The massive applause was called through social media and took place at 10 pm local time (2100 GMT).
The spontaneous homage came shortly after Spain's announcement to put the country's 47 million inhabitants under lockdown from Monday as part of a 15-day state of emergency plan to combat the coronavirus epidemic.
All Spaniards will have to stay home except to buy food, medicines, go to the hospital, or to work or for other emergencies, with some limits on the freedom of movement kicking off already on Saturday.
(Guillermo Martinez, Julien Hennequin, Anna Valderrama)
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