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MADRID – Authorities have welcomed the fact that, for the first time since the start of the coronavirus epidemic in Spain, more people are being diagnosed cured than sick.

As of Friday, 2,796 new infections were confirmed while 3,105 have overcome the infection.

“With all our efforts, the course of the epidemic is obviously starting to be where it should be,” said Fernando Simón, coordinator of the ministry’s health emergency center.

Spain has registered 367 new deaths from coronavirus patients, for a total of 22,524, while the government is considering breaking strict confinement that lasted more than 40 days.

Health officials from 17 Spanish regions and the central government were scheduled to meet Friday to make proposals on how to roll back the lock by six weeks. Authorities said the next steps will be gradual and will depend on how the regions meet certain health criteria.

LONDON – Transport for London, which runs the capital’s underground and bus networks, said it would use the UK government’s retention program to park 7,000 workers whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic. coronavirus.

He said taking the option would save approximately £ 15.8 million ($ 19.4 million) every four weeks and help reduce the impact of lock-in restrictions put in place since 23 March. The holidays, which represent 25% of TfL employees, will start on Monday and last for an initial period of three weeks.

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