Spain has registered 288 deaths in its latest 24-hour period, the lowest figure since 20 March, as the country finally eased up on lockdown restrictions to allow children up to 14 years old outside for the first time in six weeks.
A further easing of restrictions is set for next week, as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Spanish residents will be allowed out for exercise and to take walks from Saturday 2 May.
To date, adults have only been allowed out to go to supermarkets, pharmacies or their jobs, if deemed necessary.
“If the pandemic keeps evolving positively as it has been doing until now, from May 2, individual physical activity will be permitted and walks with the people you live with,” he said in his public address to the nation on Saturday.
What’s happening in Africa?
Experts have said that Africa will require ingenuity to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Well, here is an example of another innovative initiative on the continent.
South Africa is the first country in the world to introduce ATM-like machines that dispense medication instead of money — an innovation that could help flatten the #coronavirus curve. https://t.co/IjZBqPOWZh
— Bhekisisa (@Bhekisisa_MG) April 26, 2020