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Spanish Kids Allowed To Exercise For The First Time In Six Weeks

Spanish Kids Allowed To Exercise For The First Time In Six Weeks

Kids in Spain are enjoying their first taste of freedom in weeks after in lockdown, as the country has partially relaxed some of its social distancing rules.

As of today, children under the age of 14 will be allowed to spend one hour a day outdoors for exercise. This must take place between the hours of 9am and 9pm, and they must also stay with one kilometre of their homes.

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Some of the country's beaches are even open for local children to enjoy their hour's worth of exercise, under supervision.

Kids will be able to use bikes, skateboards or scooters to exercise, but public parks are currently still locked down. Children aren't allowed to play or socialise with kids outside of their family group.

Mayor of Marbella Angeles Munoz shared a video on Twitter in which she told youngsters: "From this Sunday you are going to be able to leave home with an adult and under certain conditions to stroll, enjoy fresh air and play with your toys.

"Thanks for behaving so well over these weeks. You have done it very well."

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Spain has had some of the world's strictest lockdowns - with rules in place forbidding kids from outside for the past six weeks.

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In keeping with the new rules, kids who live less than one kilometre away from the beach may go there to exercise for up to one hour, with a parent or guardian.

They won't be allowed to sunbathe or have a picnic and swimming is also still restricted.

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Popular beaches in areas including Marbella and Mijas have reopened, but elsewhere other areas have had to issue statements to confirm they will be remaining closed for the time being.

Toni Perez, mayor Benidorm, said via Twitter: "Our parks and beaches are going to stay closed."

However, Spanish Prime Minister has Pedro Sanchez has given hope to all residents saying in a press conference today: "If things continue on a positive path, from May 2 outings to do physical activity and strolls with people we live with will be permitted."

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Spain has the third highest death toll related to the coronavirus, with 22,902 dead as of yesterday. It also has the second highest number of confirmed cases, with 224,000 - only the US has more with the almost 953,000.

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Topics: Coronavirus, Spain

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]