Parts of the Spanish capital Madrid are to be subject to lockdown restrictions to curb a rise in Covid-19, as cases across Europe continue to spike.
From Monday, more than 850,000 people in the Madrid region will face limits on travel and sizes of groups.Spain has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe, and Madrid is again the worst-hit region.
Many northern hemisphere countries are now bracing for a second wave of the pandemic as winter approaches.
The World Health Organization has warned of the perils as people move indoors. "There is a lot of work to do in order to avoid amplification events, drive down transmission of this epidemic, protect the opening of schools and protect the most vulnerable in our society," Dr Mike Ryan, the WHO's head of the health emergencies programme, said, BBC reported.