A couple dancing on their balcony on April 18, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Spain is beginning to ease strict lockdown measures to ease its economy,
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- Global cases: More than 2.3 million
- Global deaths: At least 160,500
- Most cases reported: United States (734,552), Spain (194,416), Italy (175,925), France (152,978), and Germany (143,724).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 10:30 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
11:52 pm: Spanish prime minister to call for longer but less restrictive lockdown
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is set to ask parliament to extend the country’s lockdown until May 9, extending restrictions for another 15 days, Reuters reported. “We have left behind the most extreme moments,” Sanchez said at a press briefing, the news agency said. These…