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Spain, France impose tight controls to stop coronavirus

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 15, 2020
Spain yesterday imposed a near total nationwide lockdown, banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food.
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coronavirus has so far claimed 196 lives in Spain, making it the worst hit European country after Italy. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's wife is among those infected.

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France, meanwhile, ordered the closure of restaurants, bars, cinemas and nightclubs, but said food shops, pharmacies and banks would remain open, while voting began for local elections.