Spain drought: Working outdoors during extreme heat will soon be made illegal
The government has allocated €2 billion to ease the impact of extreme heat and drought on farmers and water supplies.
Spain plans to ban outdoor work during periods of extreme heat.
The measure will be enforced when the state weather agency AEMET issues red or orange alerts.
Much of the country is experiencing drought, and water reserves are below 50 per cent.
Spain has approved a €2 billion drought emergency package
The measure was agreed by the government on Thursday (11 May) during a special Cabinet meeting on the drought emergency.