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Spanish PM: “The measures we are going to adopt are drastic and will have consequences”

After a seven-hour Cabinet meeting, Pedro Sánchez announces the government’s plans after approving the state of alarm in Spain

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Spanish cities of Seville, Granada and Córdoba cancel Easter processions in bid to slow coronavirus infections

The latest information supplied by the central Health Ministry puts the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 at 5,700, with at least 136 deaths from the Covid-19 disease

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PM due to make statement after seven-hour debate on state of alert measures

Draft decree includes banning all journeys in Spain apart from travel to work or to buy food. The delay on Saturday was reportedly due to differences between the Socialists and their coalition partners, Unidas Podemos

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“No time to lose” with state of alarm, say biology experts

Professors from Madrid’s Complutense University support the government’s emergency measures, which will be put in place today by the Cabinet

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Madrid region closes all stores apart from those selling foodstuffs

The restrictions come on the back of the closure of bars and restaurants, but pharmacies, tobacconists and newstands will still be open for business

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Catalan premier calls for central government to help isolate entire region

“We believe that we have to anticipate a very fast evolution of the disease in our country,” says Quim Torra in televised address on Friday night