Spain likely to extend lockdown to April 25, steel industry to sustain at lower rates

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez has urged the Spanish parliament to extend the country's lockdown to April 25 to curb the spread of Covid-19, which would mean the country's steel industry continuing to operate at reduced rates, Fastmarkets heard on Monday April 6.

On Saturday April 4 Pedro Sanchez said the lockdown in Spain should be extended through to April 25 to overcome the disease, discarding the original end date of April 12.

"On Tuesday [April 7] the cabinet will again ask for authorization from parliament to extend [the lockdown] until midnight on April 25,”...


Julia Bolotova

April 06, 2020

16:28 GMT