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Spain’s coronavirus death toll slows, government mulls easing lockdown

BARCELONA: The coronavirus death toll curve in Spain flattened further on Friday as the government debated different strategies to start phasing out one of the world’s strictest lockdowns. With more than 15,800 fatalities, Spain has the second highest death toll from the COVID-19 disease worldwide after Italy, and Spaniards have been off the streets since mid-March. But the slowdown in the rate of infection and the death toll has enabled officials to consider a gradual easing of the lockdown. “The government is…