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Maria Goicoechea, of Pamplona, says Spain is attempting to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but it has come at the cost of some of the country’s signature events.
Last month the Seville Fair and the Gay Pride Parade in Madrid were both canceled. This past week, the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona was added to that list.
Daily life has changed, too. Goicoechea says Spain has police officers stationed everywhere to make sure people are not leaving their homes unless they are going grocery shopping. In addition, every night at 8 p.m., people gather on their home balconies or porches to applaud nurses, doctors and police officers for their hard work.