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Spain declares virus emergency

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he would ask parliamentary allies to support prolonging a state of emergency, introduced on Sunday, for six months until May. He said travel between regions will be banned under the new state of emergency rules.

The state of emergency will give regions, which decide on their own health matters, the powers to impose stricter restrictions on movement, including curfews. They can also put curbs on businesses and limit other activities.