- Title: Police hand out masks to commuters as Spain eases lockdown restricitions
- Date: 13th April 2020
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (APRIL 13, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICE OFFICERS WEARING MASKS POLICE OFFICERS HANDING MASK OVER TO MAN POLICE OFFICER HOLDING PACK OF MASKS VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICER HANDING MASKS OVER TO PEOPLE POLICE OFFICER HANDING MASK TO BUS DRIVER POLICE OFFICER HANDING MASK TO PEOPLE LEAVING STATION POLICE OFFICERS WEARING MASKS POLICE OFFICERS SHOWING BOX FULL OF MASKS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WEARING MASKS WAITING AT BUS STOP POLICE OFFICERS HANDING MASKS TO PEOPLE ENTRANCE TO ATOCHA TRAIN STATION TAXI DRIVERS WEARING MASK BUS DRIVER WEARING MASK FAMILY WITH LUGGAGES WEARING MASKS VARIOUS OF WOMAN AT BUS STOP WEARING MASK AND PLASTIC PROTECTOR MAN PUTTING MASK ON / PEOPLE BOARDING PUBLIC BUS MAN WEARING MASK POLICE OFFICER GIVING MASK TO BUS DRIVER WOMAN WEARING MASK POLICE OFFICER HANDING MASK TO BUS DRIVER WOMAN PUTTING MASK ON / GETTING IN LINE TO GET ON BUS POLICE OFFICERS WEARING MASKS POLICE OFFICERS CARRYING BOXES OF MASKS POLICE CARS DRIVING AWAY
- Keywords: COVID-19 coronavirus police handing up masks public transport
- Reuters ID: LVA001C9BR0W7
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:05:00
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:Police officers handed masks to commuters and bus drivers at Madrid's central train station on Monday (April 13) as Spain started to ease tough lockdown restrictions that have kept people confined to their homes for more than a month and put a brake on economic activity.
Only a few commuters came in and out of the main entrance of Madrid's usually bustling Atocha train station. Road traffic was light too, with mainly public buses passing by.
Police handed out millions of masks early in the morning across regions that are not observing a public holiday.
Spain's cumulative death toll from the coronavirus rose to 17,489 on Monday, up 517 from 16,972 on Sunday (April 12), the Health Ministry said. Confirmed cases totalled 169,496, up from 166,019 the previous day.
However, in a sign that the situation was taking a turn for the better, some businesses, including construction and manufacturing, were allowed to reopen.
But most of the population are still confined to their homes, and shops, bars and public spaces will remain closed until at least April 26.
(Production: Marco Trujillo)
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