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  • let's start in Europe and Spain's death toll, which has passed 18,000 people.

  • There is, however, some promising news because the rising new infections has dropped to its lowest level since the nationwide locked down there came into force last month.

  • At its peak at the beginning of April, the daily death toll in Spain was close to 1000.

  • It has since fallen, with 567 deaths reported.

  • On Tuesday, the Spanish prime minister is saying that his country is still far from victory.

  • Got hedge co is in Madrid for us, where the lock down measures have bean eased very slightly.

  • We've seen that the return toe work of non essential workers, people in the construction sector or manufacturing and other heavy industries since yesterday as of today, that the whole country is now finished.

  • It's Easter holiday, so we're seeing this that the impact of that return toe work has Bean criticized by some members of the opposition who say it's a risky move.

  • It's even reckless, but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has insisted that this this decision has been taken with full caution on that.

  • The remainder of that locked down, which has been in place for the last four weeks or so is going to remain.

  • There is going to continue, at least for another couple of weeks, probably Mawr, and it is gonna be very tightly policed.

  • So that's going head to cope with the situation in Spain.

  • Let's turn to Italy now.

  • It doesn't remain the worst hit country in Europe.

  • More than 20,000 people have died there, but fewer people are dying each day now on.

  • The number of patients in intensive care has dropped for 10 days in a row.

  • The country remains in lock down, but certain shops are allowed to reopen on.

  • They include booksellers.

  • Stationary shops also has shops selling baby clothes.

  • Mark Lowe in reports from room a tiny step towards unlocking Italy.

  • Camilla Cocky is baby shop reopening today after five weeks as this country dips its toe back into normal life, a limited experiment to see how Italians react with new rules on hygiene and limiting numbers insight.

  • We're really glad, really excited.

  • Of course it's not a normal, normal times, so we we are worried at the same time we have to work, we have bills to pay.

  • We have rents to pay.

  • We have wages today, leaving your business that you started like leaving your baby.

  • Customers to are adapting, welcoming a reward but with apprehension.

  • I feel strange more for them, for the babies, for the my Children.

  • But we have to be happy and some are brave.

  • I'm really pleased, says eight year old you Dana, because I haven't been out since the Fourth of March.

  • I'm emotional.

  • Italy found itself is the testing ground for the rest of the world for how to respond to this outbreak on how to lock down a country.

  • And now, once again, it's an experiment of how to ease those restrictions.

  • The hope here is that it doesn't become an example of reopening too soon and the virus spiking again.

  • It is a risk that this country is taking our thanks to mark their will.

  • Computer production and also paper manufacturing have also being allowed to restart.

  • Gene Mackenzie is also in Rome.

  • Factories have been putting a lot of pressure on the government to allow them to restart.

  • The government has said it will look over the next couple of weeks to see if some factories could reopen but it's going to be led by the health situation.

  • And in fact, today they've introduced even stricter restrictions on people coming into the country from abroad.

  • So you can now only travel into Italy for health or for work reasons on people coming into the country will have their temperatures check before they get onto planes on.

  • Once they arrive, they'll have to go into quarantine for two weeks, regardless of whether or not they've got symptoms.

  • This is really hisley now, trying to protect itself from the rest of the world Now, interestingly, the restrictions in Italy are differing from region to region, with some areas like somebody in the north the epicenter off the country's crisis, deciding to keep shops, shots or not in uniform picture there.

  • The European Commission is urging EU countries to coordinate any plans to gradually ease restrictions there, warning that even fazed measures will lead to a corresponding increase in new cases around the continents.

  • Denmark plans to ease its lock down faster than originally planned on plans to reopen schools for younger Children.

  • Poland says that it will gradually lift restrictions on its economy from Sunday and Austria, which was one of the first countries in Europe to impose a strict locked down, is also now allowing places like garden centres, hardware stores and also small shops to reopen.

  • Bethany Bell is in Vienna.

  • Shoppers have cautiously welcomed the move.

  • I hope that it will go well and that the number of cases won't jump up again, but it's good to do something to help the economy.

  • I think it's good you have to stay at home and there's plenty to do in the garden.

  • Hopefully, people will step to the rules so we can stimulate the economy.

  • Things may be easing up a bit here slightly, but their strict safety rules when it comes to shopping, you can't go inside a shop unless you're wearing a basic face mask like this, covering your nose and mouth on.

let's start in Europe and Spain's death toll, which has passed 18,000 people.

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