- Title: Empty streets and closed markets in Madrid amid coronavirus lockdown
- Date: 5th April 2020
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (APRIL 5, 2020) (REUTERS) BUS PASSING BY, PUENTE SEGOVIA IN THE BACKGROUND PUENTE SEGOVIA CASCORRO SQUARE, PART OF EL RASTRO FLEAMARKET VARIOUS OF NUMBERS ON THE GROUND FOR EL RASTRO STALLS EMPTY STREET ON EL RASTRO CLOSED BAR WOMAN WALKING DOG EMPTY STREET LINED WITH PARKED CARS RIBERA DE CURTIDORES STREET ON ONE OF EL RASTRO MAIN STREETS VARIOUS OF EMPTY STREETS CLOSED BAR, MAN WEARING MASK WALKING BY WOMAN WALKING DOG VARIOUS OF EMPTY STREETS AND PUBLIC SPACES SIGN WRITTEN ON SHEET IN A WINDOW READING (Spanish) "FREE AND QUALITY PUBLIC HEALTH, NOW AND ALWAYS" VARIOUS OF LA ALMUDENA CATHEDRAL VARIOUS OF CLOSED DOORS AT CATHEDRAL VARIOUS OF STATIONARY CABLE CAR CABLE CAR ENTRANCE SIGN READING (Spanish) TAKE THE CABLE CAR, DISCOVER BEST MADRID VIEWS", LOCKED ENTRANCE PADLOCK AND CHAIN VARIOUS OF CLOSED CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND VARIOUS OF CLOSED DEBOD TEMPLE
- Keywords: COVID-19 Madrid Rastro Spain cathedral coronavirus empty streets ice rink ice-skating lockdown morgue pandemic
- Reuters ID: LVA001C87RQ6F
- Location: MADRID & MAJADAHONDA, SPAIN
- City: MADRID & MAJADAHONDA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:03:44
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Streets were empty and local outdoor markets closed in Madrid on Sunday (April 5) after three weeks of lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Madrid street fleamarket "El Rastro", normally busy with tourists and locals, remained closed for the fourth Sunday in a row.
Spaniards have been confined to their homes since March 14, with an initial 15-day period now extended to April 12. The government will ask parliament to extend the lockdown measures by 15 more days, lasting until midnight April 25.
Madrid regional interior head, Enrique Lopez, alongside members of the military on Saturday (April 4) inspected an ice skating rink set up to be a makeshift morgue. One of three such facilities, the centre has the capacity to hold 440 bodies.
The regional government has also turned Madrid's City of Justice and an Olympic-size ice rink into temporary morgues.
Spain's coronavirus death toll rose to 12,418 on Sunday. The total number of registered infections rose from 124,736 on Saturday to 130,759 on Sunday.
(Production: Michael Gore, Elena Rodriguez)
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