Spain have recorded their lowest daily growth of coronavirus cases for the last three weeks, and some non-essential workers are now returning to their jobs.
Despite restrictions starting to relax, the wider lockdown remains across Spain. The country confirmed 517 new deaths on Monday, compared with 619 on Sunday.
Spain recorded 3,477 new confirmed coronavirus cases, from a total of 166,019 to 169,496, with more than 60,000 people fully recovered.
Maria Jose Sierra, deputy head of health emergencies said, “if there is a person who shows the slightest symptom, they should contact the health system and remain in self-isolation.”
Social distancing will remain in place both at work and whilst out shopping at supermarkets.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said, the decision to restart some sectors of the economy was taken after consulting a committee of scientific experts.
He said, “We are still far from victory, from the moment when we can pick up our normal lives again.
“But we have made the first decisive steps in the path towards victory.”
Sanchez said the lifting of further restrictions strongly depends on whether there are any gains to be made.
He added, “If that doesn’t happen, I want to be very clear, we will maintain or reinforce the restrictions.”
But the Catalan leader, Quim Torra said the decision to restart these sectors are irresponsible and reckless.
He said, “The risk of a new outbreak and a second lockdown is enormous.”
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