Lockdown ordered for 200,000 in northeastern Spain due to COVID-19 outbreaks

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Date Published: July 4, 2020

Source: CNN

Segrià county in the Lleida region of northeastern Spain has been ordered back into lockdown, marking the first confinement order that Spain has imposed since lifting its national lockdown on June 21. The confinement applies to approximately 200,000 people, and will be monitored by 24 police checkpoints placed around the perimeter of the county. Only citizens who care for people with special needs will be allowed in or out of the county. Spain had previously reported a total of 250,000 COVID-19 cases and 28,000 resulting deaths, making it one of the hardest hit countries. After lifting its nationwide lockdown in June, Spain continues to monitor and act upon new local outbreaks.

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Summary by: Roslyn Mainland