Apr 26, 2020 - World

In photos: Children in Spain play outside for first time in six weeks

In this image, a man helps a toddler cross the street on a crosswalk in Spain
A man crosses a street with a baby in Seville, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images

Children in Spain were allowed to go outside on Sunday for the first time since a nationwide lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus began six weeks ago.

Driving the news: Spain's government has permitted the country's 6.3 million children under the age of 14 to go outside for one hour each day, but no more than a half-mile away from their homes, according to the BBC. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday that Spain will begin gradually easing more restrictions on May 2 if new cases continue to fall.

In this image, a boy wears a mask on his scooter while walking with a masked man
A man and his son go for a walk on April 26 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
In this image, a girl jumps rope that is held by two women on a sidewalk
A girl jumps rope in Barcelona, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Miquel Benitez/Getty Images
In this image, two girls walk on a boardwalk with a woman
A mother takes her children for a walk in Ibiza, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Andres Iglesias/Getty Images
In this image, a huddle of kids take a selfie while one holds a basketball
A woman poses for a selfie with three children in Valencia, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Jose Jordan/AFP via Getty Images
In this image, a man rides a bike with a baby attatched to it as a toddler pedals behind him
A man rides bikes with two children in a park in Seville, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images
In this image, a boy kicks a ball to a man in a parking lot
A man and his son play soccer on April 26 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
In this image, a woman plays tag with kids in a park
Children play with their mother in a park in Seville, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images
In this image, a boy wearing a helmet and face mask sits in Barcelona Spain
A child in Barcelona, Spain, on April 26. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images
In this image, two girls rollerskate together
Girls roller skate in a bicycle path in Seville, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images
In this image, a boy rides his bicycle across an empty street
A boy rides a bicycle in Seville, Spain, on April 26. Photo: Marcelo del Pozo/Getty Images

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