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Spain Likely to Extend Stay-at-Home Orders into May; EU Finance Ministers Agree to $590B Bailout

HeadlineApr 10, 2020

In Spain, lawmakers voting remotely have extended a national state of emergency to April 26. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told a nearly empty Parliament he’s convinced social distancing measures will need to be extended further, into the month of May.

In Portugal, European Union finance ministers agreed Thursday to a rescue package worth over a half-trillion euros — or about $590 billion.

In Kazakhstan, a NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off on a Soyuz rocket Thursday, after an extended quarantine to prevent the coronavirus from spreading to the International Space Station.

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