Spain, France impose tight controls as global infections pass 150,000

France and Spain became the latest European nations to impose lockdowns today as the number of coronavirus infections around the world passed 150,000, with nearly 6,000 deaths.

France ordered the closure of restaurants and cinemas while Spain imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown, banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food.

COVID-19 has so far claimed 196 lives in Spain, making it the worst-hit European country after Italy.

In a sign of growing alarm, the US extended a travel ban on European nations to the United Kingdom and Ireland, starting midnight tomorrow.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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