Usually tourist-packed, island of Mallorca left deserted amid coronavirus lockdownRecord ID: 1468874
- Title: Usually tourist-packed, island of Mallorca left deserted amid coronavirus lockdown
- Date: 10th April 2020
- Summary: PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN (APRIL 10, 2020) (REUTERS) EMPTY STAIR AT CITY CENTRE VARIOUS OF CATHEDRAL OF MALLORCA VARIOUS OF DESERTED STREETS VARIOUS OF MAIN SQUARE COMPLETELY EMPTY VARIOUS OF CLOSED SHOPS AND COMPLETELY EMPTY STREETS VARIOUS OF DESERTED STREETS
- Keywords: Balearic Islands Mallorca coronavirus in Spain empty beaches tourists
- Reuters ID: LVA005C8WPT8N
- Location: PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN
- City: PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:01:13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Usually packed with tourists during Easter holiday, the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca was left deserted on Holy Week amid coronavirus crisis.
Reuters pictures showed the comparison between previous year's packed beaches, restaurants and ocean with this year's completely deserted counterparts.
Streets and squares around Palma de Mallorca were deadly quiet, while churches and shops closed.
The coronavirus death toll curve in Spain flattened further on Friday (April 10) as the government debated different strategies to start phasing out one of the world's strictest lockdowns.
With more than 15,800 fatalities, Spain has the second highest death toll from the COVID-19 disease worldwide after Italy, and Spaniards have been off the streets since mid-March. But the slowdown in the rate of infection and the death toll has enabled officials to consider a gradual easing of the lockdown.
The number of daily deaths fell to 605 on Friday, the lowest figure since March 24, the health ministry said. The rate of increase has dropped to 4%, down from 20% two weeks ago. Spain's total death toll stood at 15,843 as of Friday.
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