Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Spain registers more than 700 deaths from coronavirus

Spain registers more than 700 deaths from coronavirus

The Madrid metropolitan area, where the outbreak initially started in Spain, has the most cases of any Spanish region. Its number of cases soared by 7,973.

In France, which instituted a nationwide lockdown on March 17, the number of new infections grew at an average rate of 26 per cent per day throughout March, but on Tuesday the rate has slowed dow to an average 15 per cent.

Spain is now reporting COVID-19 has killed more than 3,400 people, making it the second European country with a death toll higher than in China, where the new coronavirus was first detected in late 2019. And in Spain, the death toll eclipsed that of China, where the outbreak began.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami had announced a series of measures in the Assembly to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

The elderly are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, and Spain's nursing home system has been hit particularly hard.

United Kingdom primary school students and teachers join in during virtual PE lessons
He said: 'I bothered Channel 4 for two years about doing a show and they kept saying, "We can't do it, Joe". He added lockdown is "going to be tough", admitting: 'I've got two babies and a decent size living room.

The capital's Palacio de Hielo mall, home to an Olympic-sized ice rink, began operating as a makeshift mortuary after authorities said facilities were unable to cope.

Chennai: While most Tamils were of the opinion that the state is in a relaxed mode, the announcement from the government about setting aside Rs 3,200 crore to fight coronavirus and providing free ration and Rs 1000 for all ration card holders has made people think again.

What is the situation across Europe?

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, China has seen more than 81,660 infections, while Italy had at least 69,176 as of Wednesday morning.

"In particular, we need to work on a common debt instrument... to raise funds on the market on the same basis and to the benefits of all member states", said the letter, which was signed by the leaders of Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Portugal. A total of 743 samples have been collected in the Tamil Nadu, of which 608 came out as negative and 18 were found to be positive; 117 sample tests are still underway. The city's mayor told him the number of cases far exceeded official numbers.

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