OVIEDO, Spain 

Spain said Saturday it will place the entire country under lockdown as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases crossed 6,000.

“The measures we’re taking are drastic… but we need to reduce, retain and stop the propagation of the virus,” said Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Sanchez announced that starting immediately, people will not be allowed to leave their homes unless they are traveling to work, healthcare centers, acquiring essential goods like food or medicine or for other justifiable reasons.

All shops, excluding supermarkets, hairdressers, tobacco shops, dry cleaners and pharmacies, will be closed, as will all museums, festivals

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