Voters in northern Spain wear masks and use liquid hand sanitizer before entering polling stations today, as Galicia and the Basque Country are holding regional elections, while the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is underway.
This is the first election held in Spain since the imposition of a strict traffic ban in early March.
Elections were postponed in April due to the spread of the pandemic.
Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country, has increased the number of polling stations by 25% to ensure that the distances of social distancing measures are met.
Both voters and polling station workers are required to take measures to protect their faces, as well as to disinfect their hands.
Authorities have announced that more than 460 people in the two areas recently diagnosed with coronavirus will not be able to exercise their right to vote. Also, those waiting for diagnostic test results are not allowed to leave their homes.