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Deaths from coronavirus in Spain surged to 491 on Tuesday from 309 the day earlier than, well being officers have mentioned.

The variety of confirmed circumstances additionally soared by 2,000 to 11,178, as Spain closed its borders and maintained a partial lockdown on 47 million individuals.

Dying tolls have elevated elsewhere, with Iran reporting 135 extra, taking its official whole near 1,000.

The EU is planning to ban all non-essential cross-border journey, as France began its personal strict lockdown.

The EU ban, which applies throughout Europe’s Schengen free-travel zone, will likely be in place for at the very least 30 days. It’ll have an effect on all however long-term residents, members of the family of EU nationals and diplomats, cross-border and healthcare employees, and folks transporting items.

EU leaders will focus on the measures by way of videoconference afterward Tuesday. In the meantime, the Euro 2020 soccer competitors has been postponed by a yr.

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Britons urged to keep away from non-essential journey overseas

French residents who depart house should now carry a doc detailing the the reason why, with fines for transgressors.

In Britain, individuals have been informed to keep away from social contact, make money working from home if they will and keep away from all non-essential international journey.

The newest World Heath Group (WHO) figures checklist 173,000 infections globally and seven,000 deaths.

What’s the newest from Spain?

Earlier than the newest figures had been launched, at midnight Spain started stopping automobiles crossing its borders from France and Portugal. Solely Spanish nationals, residents and cross-border employees had been being allowed in.

Prepare companies are additionally affected and the inside ministry has not dominated out closing airspace and sea visitors.

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Madrid stays the world with the best variety of circumstances – four,871 – with Catalonia subsequent on 1,394.

Some 1,028 persons are listed as having recovered from the Covid-19 illness.

El Pais stories that the the federal government of the Balearic Islands has requested the 25,000 vacationers who’re nonetheless on the islands to depart and return house.

What’s France doing?

President Emmanuel Macron has ordered individuals to remain at house and solely exit for important journeys.

The decree got here into impact at 11:00 native time (12:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Mr Macron mentioned the earlier measures, together with the closing of colleges, cafes and non-essential retailers, had confirmed inadequate.

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His 20-minute televised handle on Monday was watched by a file 35.three million individuals, Le Monde reported, with 96% of viewers watching dwell.

“We’re at warfare… we’re preventing neither one other military nor our personal nation. However the enemy is right here, invisible, untouchable… and is advancing,” he mentioned.

Residents should carry a type spelling out their causes for journey and the fantastic for transgressors will likely be set quickly at €135 ($150; £123).

Some 100,000 civil servants and troopers will likely be deployed nationwide to hold out checks.

On Tuesday, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire unveiled a €45bn ($50bn; £41bn) help package deal to assist companies and affected workers. He mentioned he was prepared to make use of nationalisation if mandatory.

France has up to now registered greater than 6,000 infections and 148 deaths.

What’s the newest in Iran?

It stays the world’s third-worst-affected nation, after China and Italy.

Greater than 16,000 persons are confirmed as contaminated and 988 have died, though some analysts consider the figures are far greater than formally reported.

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A spokesman for the judiciary mentioned on Tuesday that 85,000 prisoners, together with political prisoners, had been briefly launched to attempt to fight the unfold.

Gholamhossein Esmaili didn’t say when or how these freed can be returned to jail, however pressured that solely prisoners serving 5 years or much less had been launched.

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How are lockdowns and different measures being enforced?

Most retailers and eating places stay open however the well being ministry has urged individuals to remain at house.

The newest information elsewhere exterior Europe:

Voting on Tuesday within the Democratic main within the US state of Ohio has been postponed, though voting is about to go forward in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois
President Donald Trump mentioned the coronavirus emergency might final till the top of the summer season and even longer, and that over the subsequent 15 days Individuals mustn’t collect in teams of greater than 10 and may keep away from bars, eating places, meals courts, gyms and crowds
China reported only one new home an infection on Tuesday – however 20 extra from individuals arriving from overseas. It additionally mentioned it “strongly opposed” Mr Trump’s reference in a tweet to the “Chinese language virus”

The Philippines grew to become the primary nation to close its inventory trade indefinitely
Malaysia is barring individuals crossing the border with Singapore from Wednesday, sparking a rush on meals shops within the metropolis state, which depends upon Malaysia for provides
India’s iconic Taj Mahal monument has shut down

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Scientists in Australia say they’ve recognized how the physique’s immune system fights the Covid-19 virus

Germany has banned spiritual companies and informed individuals to cancel any home or international vacation journey. Venues together with golf equipment, bars, leisure amenities, zoos and playgrounds will likely be closed. Colleges have already got been.

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What else is occurring in Europe?

Italy, the worst-affected nation exterior China, the place the virus originated, introduced one other surge in deaths on Monday, previous the two,000 mark to 2,150, with greater than 20,000 circumstances. The federal government in the meantime is about to renationalise flag service airline Alitalia
Belgium doubled its dying toll from 5 to 10 on on Tuesday
Sweden is to shut all excessive faculties and universities from Wednesday
Orthodox monks in Georgia have began blessing the streets of the capital Tbilisi with holy water

Final week, the WHO mentioned Europe was now the “epicentre” of the virus, and urged governments to behave aggressively to manage the unfold of Covid-19.

The top of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has informed different international locations to observe the containment methods utilized in China and South Korea, saying they confirmed the pandemic was controllable.

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