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Spain partly lifts lockdown in Madrid, allows terraces reopening

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A man wearing a protective face mask cleans tables at a restaurant, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Madrid, Spain, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish authorities will lift part of the lockdown restrictions in Madrid on Monday after the pace of the coronavirus contagion in the region slowed down, the Madrid regional health department said on Friday.

The restrictions in Madrid are now the same as in most of the country that started phasing out the lockdown in early May.

Bars and restaurants in the capital will be allowed to reopen terraces and groups of up to 10 people will be allowed to meet too.

Reporting by Emma Pinedo and Inti Landauro, editing by Andrei Khalip