Spain calls on Madrid residents to restrict movements due to virus Sep 23, 2020 0 648 12345 Madrid Spain’s health minister on Tuesday called on Madrid residents to limit their movements and social contacts to the “essential” to reverse a surge in COVID-19 infections, a day afer new curbs took effect in some areas.Spain is struggling to contain a second wave of the virus, which has already infected over 670,000 people and claimed over 30,000 lives, one of Europe’s highest tolls.Madrid has become the epicentre of the contagion with a rate of infection of nearly 700 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks -- nearly three times the national average, which in itself is the highest in the European Union.“I would recommend residents of Madrid to limit to the maximum their movements, that they scrupulously respect the measures dictated by the health authorities in the region and minimise their movements to what is essential and their contacts to those closest to them,” Health Minister Salvador Illa said during an interview with radio Cadena Ser. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions Sep 23, 2020 0 647 Trump blasts China over COVID-19 as UN warns against ‘Cold War’ Sep 23, 2020 0 315 Johnson tightens COVID-19 rules as UK hits ‘perilous turning point’ Sep 23, 2020 0 284 Putin calls for space peace treaty, offers COVID-19 vaccine to UN Moscow Speaking to the United Nations via video link, Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for an international treaty to prohibit weapons in space and offers Russia’s coronavirus vaccine to UN employees for free. .. Trump ‘spreading political virus’ at UN, says Chinese envoy NEW YORK: China on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of spreading a “political virus” at the United Nations after the US leader delivered a harsh attack on Beijing over the COVID-19 pandemic. “When the international .. Trump to announce crucial Supreme Court pick on Saturday Washington President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will announce his pick on Saturday for the crucial Supreme Court seat left open by the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as Republicans firmed up their majority to .. US passes 200,000 coronavirus deaths AFP Washington The United States registered its 200,000th death from the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in ..