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Madrid's regional health chief says disagrees with lockdown plans

A health worker gives the results of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) antigen test to a woman from a window of a primary health centre, at the working-class neighbourhood of Orcasitas, which has been under partial lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid’s regional authorities do not agree with the central government’s plans to lock down the capital city in the coming days, regional health chief Enrique Ruiz Escudero told a news conference, saying the decision was not valid legally.

Escudero said the COVID-19 situation in Madrid was stabilising and added regional authorities were still open to dialogue with the central government. [nL8N2GR76Q]

Reporting by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Belen Carreno