Protest in Madrid against partial lockdown

28 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Protest in Madrid against partial lockdown

Hundreds of people protested in Madrid on Sunday against partial lockdown measures imposed on parts of the region, mainly in densely populated low-income neighbourhoods, to curb a surge in coronavirus cases, reports AFP.

Since September 21 some 850,000 people have been confined to their neighbourhoods and unable to leave except for work, school or medical reasons although they are able to move freely within their own areas. Parks in the affected areas are closed and restaurants and other businesses must shut at 10 pm.   

From Monday another 167,000 people in the region of some 6.6 million people will be confined to their neighbourhoods.