The Spanish capital has been placed under total lockdown with immediate effect, and police have been ordered to take control of the borders following a rise in infections.
The Spanish government has imposed the complete lockdown on Madrid which will take effect from 3pm today.
Spain has the highest coronavirus cases in Europe with almost 1m cases.
The Health Ministry has ordered all residents in Madrid that the are barred from leaving the capital, which also includes nine towns.
Health Councillor of Madrid Ruiz Escudero, said Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa left authorities with no choice but to adhere to the new rules.
Escudero said, “He left us few options because the only thing he proposed was the state of alarm.
“I think it is a decision that the government had taken for days because it did not give more options.”
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