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Spain’s PM defends Covid emergency lockdown in Madrid

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/11/spain-pm-sanchez-defends-covid-emergency-lockdown-in-madrid

Pedro Sánchez hits back at critics saying he hopes to contain pandemic within a fortnight

The Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has said he hopes to bring the coronavirus outbreak in the capital under control within the next two weeks, as he defended the government’s decision to declare a state of emergency to keep the Madrid region in partial lockdown.

Sánchez’s Socialist-led coalition invoked emergency powers on Friday after the Madrid regional government failed to respond to an ultimatum and a court struck down the central government’s original lockdown order.

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