Spanish police enforcing land border checks
Dateline: 17 March 2020 - La Jonquera
Date: 03/17/2020 09:24 AM
La Jonquer - 17 March 2020
1. Various of Spanish police monitoring vehicles arriving from France into Spain ++NIGHT SHOTS++
2. Various of Spanish police monitoring vehicles arriving from France into Spain
3. Close of Spanish police helicopter flying over border region
4. Wide of Spanish police inspecting car
5. Trucks driving on motorway towards border with France
6. Close of road sign showing distance from La Jonquera to French border, and French city of Perpignan
Spanish police monitored vehicles arriving at the border town of La Jonquera from France on Tuesday.
Spain's government has restricted access to its borders to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Under the new measures, only Spanish nationals, residents and those working in the border region are permitted to enter Spain.
Police officers wearing masks could be seen stopping cars and enforcing checks.
Lorries carrying produce and supplies are still permitted to enter the country.
A nationwide lockdown is also in place, confining citizens to their homes except for urgent business like buying food or heading to any hospital that might still have the capacity to treat them.
Spain is now the fourth-most infected country in the world, with cases numbering 9,191 and 309 fatalities, according to the Spanish Health Ministry.