Some businesses in Spain have been allowed to reopen as the country heads into its second month of lockdown. The Guardian reports that non-essential workers in industries like manufacturing and construction were allowed to return — tentatively — to work last week.
After six weeks of lockdown, today is the first day that many children across Spain will be allowed outside. The new lockdown conditions allow Spain’s 6.3 million under-14s to leave their homes each day for a total of one hour between 9am and 9pm, but without going further than a kilometre. Bicycles, skates and skateboards are allowed, but public parks remain off-limits. The lockdown’s other conditions remain in place for the moment, with the government considering loosening it further in the second half of May.