Madrid agrees to new Covid restrictions after political row

Irish Times | Oct 1, 2020 at 8:25 PM
  • The Madrid regional government has agreed to the introduction of a partial lockdown of the Spanish capital and several surrounding cities following a dispute with the central administration over how best to halt the spread of Covid-19.
  • The decision comes after several days of clashes between the leftist central government of Pedro Sánchez and Madrid’s conservative-led regional administration.
  • Only the city of Madrid and nine surrounding cities will be immediately affected because of the criteria required to trigger the measures.