efe-epaMadrid Desk

Spain’s government on Friday urged local authorities in Madrid to place the entire capital, rather than selected districts, in a form of lockdown to curb spiralling caseloads while the German health minister urged against trips abroad during the coming weeks and months.

Case numbers have also continued to surge in the Netherlands, which broke its own record for new daily infections on Friday, as a second wave that began in late August in the country continued unabated.EFE-EPA