• Ancient Madrid market reopens amid debate over virus rules

    5 days ago - By Chron

    MADRID - Madrid's ancient and emblematic Rastro flea market reopened Sunday after a contentious eight-month closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has walloped the Spanish capital.
    With many major European flea markets still shut down, the Rastro's return seems to be another example of Madrid's bid to show that heavy coronavirus restrictions may not be necessary even among the latest surge of the virus and some sort of normality can resume with precautions.
    That stance has been both criticized and lauded.
    After lengthy negotiations, city authorities agreed the Rastro could open at...
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