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Spain will transition out of its strict virus lockdown in four phases through the end of June, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Tuesday.
Experts believe the epidemic peaked on April 2 when 950 people died over 24 hours.
The Spanish cabinet met for hours on Tuesday to approve a plan for gradually reducing the restrictions.
"In the best-case scenario, this de-escalation phase will take a minimum of six weeks and the maximum duration we want to see is eight weeks for the whole of Spain," Sanchez said.
"By the end of June, we as a country will have entered into the new normality if the epidemic remains under control," he said.
Spain, he said, has already entered into a preparatory "phase zero", which is likely to last until May 11 when phase one would allow small shops, hotels, restaurants and places of worship to open on a limited basis with strict respect for social distancing norms.
Each of the four phases will last no more than two weeks and will be evaluated on a weekly basis, he said, without giving fixed dates.
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