Children were allowed out of the house in Spain's capital Madrid on Sunday.
Parents and their kids started to appear on the streets shortly after 9 a.m. local time today –– the official start for easing the confinement for kids under 14 years old.
Accompanied by their parents, it was the children’s’ first time out of the house in six weeks since the state of emergency began.
A 9 year-old-boy told CNN he has been “bored” staying at home so long, as he walked with his 6-year-old sister and their father, next to El Retiro Park. This park and others in the country, and playgrounds, too, remain closed.
The government now allows kids to go out once a day, for one hour, within about half a mile of their homes, with one adult who lives with them. Up to three kids can go with each adult.
There was 288 deaths due to coronavirus on Sunday, according to data released by Spain's Ministry of Health. This is the lowest number of deaths since March 20, but was a slight increase of 1.3% from the previous day.
Spain’s Director of Health Emergencies Fernando Simon told journalists that despite today's good news statistically, there's still a need for caution.
"The data shows a clear descending trend, it is true that because it is the weekend we need to analyze it carefully but the scale of the descent is important," he said.