- Title: Madrid wakes up calmly on first workday of coronavirus lockdown
- Date: 16th March 2020
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (MARCH 16, 2020) (REUTERS) BUS ARRIVING TO ATOCHA TRAIN STATION STOP VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE BUS, KEEPING DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM BUS ARRIVING TO ATOCHA TRAIN STATION LOCAL MARKET ANTON MARTIN WORKER PASSING BY MARKET BUTCHER TAKING A PIECE OF MEAT FROM THE TRUCK HEADING TO THE MARKET WASTE COLLECTORS IN A VAN POLICE PASSING BY TAXI DRIVING IN CENTRAL MADRID VARIOUS OF EMPTY STREETS HOTEL CATALONIA, MAN PASSING BY CLOSED BOOKSHOP SHUT BALCONY BUSES PASSING BY, ENTRANCE TO ANTON MARTIN METRO STATION MAN WEARING FACE MASK WALKING PASSED CLOSED BAR MAN WALKING HIS DOG BAKERY OPENING WOMAN OPENING NEWSSTAND MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS WOMAN LEAVING SUPERMARKET MAN WALKING HIS DOG BUS PASSING BY, EMPTY STREET
- Keywords: COVID-19 Madrid Spain Spaniards coronavirus lockdown pandemic
- Reuters ID: LVA001C5AX8P3
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:02:29
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Madrid woke up to a calm morning and nearly empty streets on Monday (March 16), the first workday of the national lockdown over the coronavirus crisis.
Spaniards have been under partial lockdown since Saturday (March 14) night, as the country scrambles to try and stem a growing coronavirus outbreak. People are only allowed to leave their home to go work, the pharmacy, hospitals or supermarkets.
Spanish ministers said on Monday (March 16) it was "obvious" that a state of emergency which shut down much of the country on Saturday will have to be extended beyond an initial 15-day period, adding that the government was also considering closing borders.
Spain has the fifth-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world behind China, Italy, Iran and South Korea.
The government's official coronavirus death toll rose to 288 on Sunday, with 7,753 confirmed cases of infection.
Schools across the country are closed, keeping millions of children at home, while army specialists in protective suits spray disinfectant in train stations and a growing number of car plants close either because of supply problems or coronavirus cases.
(Production: Guillermo Martinez, Elena Rodriguez)
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