March 9, 2020 / 7:03 PM / a month ago

Madrid region to close all schools over coronavirus concerns: report

MADRID (Reuters) - All schools in the region of Madrid are to be shut over coronavirus concerns, Spain’s Cadena Ser radio reported on Monday.

The radio station said the closure would affect some 1.2 million students and would last for 15 days.

With some 469 confirmed cases and 16 deaths, Madrid is the worst-hit area in Spain, which has registered 999 cases.

Reporting by Jesus Aguado and Nathan Allen, editing by Andrei Khalip

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