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A woman wearing a face mask walks in the Barceloneta neighbourhood in Barcelona, on July 18, 2020. Four million residents of Barcelona have been urged to stay at home as virus cases rise, while EU leaders were set to meet again in Brussels, seeking to rescue Europe’s economy from the ravages of the pandemic. Josep LAGO / AFP

Four million residents of Barcelona have been urged to stay at home as virus cases rise, while EU leaders wrangled for a second day in Brussels on Saturday, seeking to rescue Europe’s economy from the ravages of the pandemic.

Spain’s COVID-19 death toll of 28,400 is one of Europe’s worst and the country has identified more than 150 new virus clusters across the country.

Barcelona, one of Europe’s most visited cities, effectively went back into lockdown as EU leaders met in Brussels.

The regional government of Catalonia urged nearly four million residents of metropolitan Barcelona to stay home unless absolutely necessary, banning gatherings of over 10…



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