- Title: Spanish police use drones to urge people to stay home during national lockdown
- Date: 15th March 2020
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (MARCH 15, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF POLICE ASKING PEOPLE TO RETURN HOME POLICE DRIVING THROUGH EMPTY PLAZA MAYOR POLICE VAN, MAN WITH A CAMERA VARIOUS OF POLICE DRIVING THROUGH PLAZA MAYOR POLICE TELLING WOMEN TO RETURN HOME POLICE VAN DRIVING WITH A MEGAPHONE ANNOUNCING (Spanish) "We are facing a serious health emergency that needs everyone's cooperation. Spanish police are looking after your safety." PEOPLE CARRYING/PULLING SUITCASES VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SITTING ON ROOF BALCONY PLAZA MAYOR
- Keywords: COVID-19 Madrid Spain coronavirus emergency state empty streets epidemic virus
- Reuters ID: LVA001C55V5TZ
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:01:39
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Police advised Spaniards to stay at home on Sunday (March 15), as restrictions on movement imposed by the government came into effect.
In Madrid, local police used drones to broadcast audio messages asking people to remain at home.
Public places from city streets to beaches across Spain were deserted, with a strengthened presence of police, many wearing latex gloves and facemasks, ensuring people complied with the emergency measures.
Spain, the second-worst affected European country after Italy, on Saturday (March 14) ordered its 47 million citizens to stay indoors except for necessary outings such as buying food and medicine. Social gatherings are banned.
The government's official coronavirus death toll rose by 152 overnight to 288. The number infected rose by 2,000 new cases to 7,753.
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