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Spain locks down more towns as neighbouring France gets tough on face masks – Sydney Morning Herald

Authorities in Catalonia have urged more than 96,000 people in three towns to stay at home. Face masks, meanwhile, are now compulsory in France.



The stay-home call stops short of imposing a mandatory lockdown, but is the strongest measure taken to returning people to home confinement since Spain emerged from a nationwide lockdown last month.
New measures include a ban on meetings of over 10 people. Bars and restaurants will be allowed to open, but at 50 per cent capacity inside and with a two-metre distance between tables outside.
Spain, one of Europe’s hardest-hit countries with more than 28,000 COVID-19 deaths, emerged from a strict …

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