March 14, 2020 / 9:16 PM / 3 months ago

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez confirms Spain to be put on lockdown over coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez holds a videoconference with some of his ministers over the coronavirus outbreak, at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain March 13, 2020. Moncloa Palace/Handout via REUTERS

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed a 15-day nationwide lockdown on Saturday as part of state of emergency measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.

He said the coronavirus crisis requires “extraordinary decisions”.

Reporting by Ingrid Melander, Writing by Jessica Jones; editing by Jesús Aguado

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