19th April 2020. Children in Spain are to be allowed out of their homes for the first time in more than a month as the Madrid government moved to extend - but also ease - its coronavirus lockdown.
The country's prime minister Pedro Sanchez said he would seek to continue the state of emergency, aimed at containing the COVID-19pandemic, until 9 May - but added the total confinement of youngsters will be relaxed slightly from 27 April.
Spain imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe in mid-March, with people only allowed to go out if it was essential.Unlike many countries, such as the UK, outdoor exercise has not been permitted.Mr Sanchez said rolling back the national lockdown will only come when the country's embattled health system can handle any future
The move follows pressure from regional governments, parents and some teachers to ease the restrictions.
Spain imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe in mid-March, with people only allowed to go out if it was essential.