Spain imposes national curfew to curb COVID-19 spread
Addis Ababa, October 25, 2020 (FBC) -Spain has declared a national state of emergency and imposed a night-time curfew in an effort to help control a new spike in COVID-19 infections.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the curfew, between the hours of 23:00 and 06:00, would come into force on Sunday.
Under the emergency measures, local authorities can also ban travel between regions, he said.
Mr Sánchez said he would ask parliament to approve an extension of the new rules from 15 days to six months.
Spain was hit hard during the first wave of the pandemic earlier this year and imposed a much more restrictive lockdown – one of the toughest in the world.
Spain has passed one million cases since the start of the pandemic and nearly 35,000 people have died.