As Covid-19 pandemic throws millions out of work and devastates economies across Europe, some governments struggle with the delicate balance between keeping people safe from a highly contagious virus and making sure they can still make a living.
Most Spaniards have been confined to their homes since mid-March with only businesses in sectors deemed strategically important allowed to operate normally.
The brightest and largest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday around the world where millions are in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
These are some of the bizarre excuses that stir crazy people are giving police when found violating quarantine.
The ice rink at the Palacio de Hielo, or Ice Palace, shopping centre — which according to its web page has the capacity for 1,800 skaters — will be used "to store bodies," a spokeswoman for Madrid city hall said.
The tool poses a series of questions about symptoms, evaluates them regularly and offers instructions and recommendations in accordance with the results.
Turkey announced new cases late Monday as it continues efforts to curb coronavirus spread. This is what's happening with the pandemic around the world on March 16:
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 155,000, driven by a spike in infections in Italy, which announced 3,497 new cases on Saturday. The virus has so far claimed almost 6,000 lives across 154 countries and territories.
Lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions have been imposed around the world, while some countries took steps to isolate themselves from their neighbours.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the number of cases could top 10,000 by next week - more than double the current level - and asked citizens to play their part.
The large-scale paintings, created between 1551 and 1562, represent scenes from classical mythology drawn mostly from Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”, and explore themes of passion, temptation, and punishment.
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