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Coronavirus news: Barcelona residents told to stay home after cases rise

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    Residents were urged to shop online and cultural and sports events will also be limited, Reuters reports. Coronavirus news: Barcelona residents told to stay home after cases rise
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Barcelona, which is Spain’s second largest city with a population of 1.6 million people, has seen its number of coronavirus cases increase from last week.

Residents were urged to shop online and cultural and sports events will also be limited, Reuters reports.

Barcelona, which is Spain’s second largest city with a population of 1.6 million people, has seen its number of coronavirus cases increase from last week.

Spain reported the steepest daily jump in coronavirus infections in over two months on Thursday, with 580 new cases registered.

Spain has been one of Europe’s hardest hit countries with more than 28,000 deaths in the pandemic. It emerged from a strict national lockdown on 21 June but since then more than 170 clusters have appeared, prompting regional authorities to impose a patchwork of local restrictions.