Tue, 24 Nov 2020

MADRID, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish authorities have decided to close four more regions in the country to contain the rampant coronavirus amid worsening situation, local governments said Wednesday.

Movement in Andalusia, Castile-La-Mancha, Castile and Leon, and Murcia regions have been restricted due to the worsening epidemiological situation.

Murcia closes borders for 14 days, while Andalusia, Castile and Leon, and Castile-La-Mancha until Nov. 9.

The country on Tuesday registered 18,418 new infections and 267 deaths within 24 hours, the most daily COVID-19 deaths in the second wave of the pandemic.

The total number of infections since the start of the pandemic in Spain has reached 1,116,738 and the death toll hit 35,298.

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