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Spain’s coronavirus daily death toll falls to lowest tally in nearly six weeks

SEVILLE, SPAIN - APRIL 26: A boy rides a bicycle as Spain eases lockdown rules for children on April 26, 2020 in Seville, Spain. Children in Spain, which has had one of the stricter lockdowns in Europe, are now allowed to leave their homes for up to an hour per day. The country has had more than 220,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 20,000 reported deaths, although the rate has declined after weeks of quarantine measures. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
A boy rides a bicycle as Spain eases lockdown rules for children on April 26, 2020 in Seville, Spain. Children in Spain, which has had one of the stricter lockdowns in Europe, are now allowed to leave their homes for up to an hour per day. Marcelo del Pozo/Getty Images

The number of fatalities related to the novel coronavirus recorded overnight in Spain fell to 268, the lowest tally in nearly six weeks, the country’s health ministry said on Thursday.

The overall death toll rose to 24,543 on Thursday up from 24,275 on the previous day, the ministry said. The number of cases registered in the country rose to 213,435 from 212,917 the day before.

– Reuters


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Experts say child care needed in reopening plans

Hairstylist Kelly Knowles poses with her son Hndrxx Hamilton at her home in Regina on Wed Apr. 29, 2020. Kelly Knowles has many questions about returning to work, including where her son would go. The Regina hairstylist contacted his daycare after the Saskatchewan government announced last week that some businesses such as salons, shut down because of COVID-19, could reopen in mid-May. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Hairstylist Kelly Knowles poses with her son Hndrxx Hamilton at her home in Regina on Wed Apr. 29, 2020. Kelly Knowles has many questions about returning to work, including where her son would go. The Regina hairstylist contacted his daycare after the Saskatchewan government announced last week that some businesses such as salons, shut down because of COVID-19, could reopen in mid-May. Michael Bell/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Questions about child care and schools are being raised as various provinces outline their plans to relax public health restrictions so that some services and businesses can reopen and residents can go back to work.

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