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Government U Turns on confinement for kids

Spain’s coalition government quickly updated a proposed policy on the relaxation of confinement measures for children in a matter of hours yesterday.

The original announcement that children would only be allowed out to accompany adults to the supermarkets and farmacias -was rejected by political parties and met with a storm of indignation on social media.

On Tuesday evening Health Minister Salvador Illa (pictured) confirmed that there had been a change “This government listens,” he said, “This weekend I will issue an order so that children aged 14 and under can go out for walks”.

The extension to the current state of alarm is currently being debated in Congress. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is pushing for an extension yo the lockdown from April 27 until May 9. “There will be controlled walks for children”, he commented.

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