Spain’s elderly will be allowed out for walks from May 2 under relaxation of lockdown restrictions

SPAIN’S elderly will be allowed out for walks from next Saturday May 2, assuming the positive evolution of the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Speaking at a press briefing earlier on Sunday, Health Minister Salvador Illa confirmed senior citizens would be included in the relaxation of lockdown restrictions on the cards for next weekend, which will mean the population can go outdoors for a walk or for some exercise, if the numbers of new Covid-19 infections and related deaths carry on falling.

Asked whether the lockdown will be lifted any time soon, the minister warned the virus is very dangerous and very contagious, and said it would be “very premature to think that the State of Alarm is going to end in a fortnight.”

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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