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Spain struggled to cope on Wednesday with a mounting coronavirus crisis as its death toll exceeded China's with another 738 lives lost in a single day,and a third senior government minister was diagnosed with the virus.

3/26/2020

Spain struggled to cope on Wednesday with a mounting coronavirus crisis as its death toll exceeded China’s with another 738 lives lost in a single day,and a third senior government minister was diagnosed with the virus.

Spain struggled to cope on Wednesday with a mounting coronavirus crisis as its death toll exceeded China's with another 738 lives lost in a single day,and a third senior government minister was diagnosed with the virus.

coronavirus crisis as its death toll exceeded China’s with another 738 lives lost in a single day,and a third senior government minister was diagnosed with the virus. With 3 434 fatalities, Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths globally after Italy’s 6 820. Nursing homes across the country have been overwhelmed and a skating rink in Madrid has been turned into a makeshift morgue. Police stood guard on Wednesday outside the rink, normally a popular venue for children’s birthday parties, as hearses arrived at the building. Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo became the third cabinet member to test positive for the virus, but the government said she was doing well. Parliament sat late into the night for a session aimed at approving extending to 30 days a 15-day state of emergency which has shuttered schools, restaurants and most shops. The extension was guaranteed after the opposition People’s Party pledged support. People have been largely confined to their homes since the lockdown began on March 14. “We have achieved a near total reduction in social contact,”health emergency chief Fernando Simon told a news conference,adding that Spain was nearing the peak of the epidemic. Diagnoses increased by a fifth to 47 610 on Wednesday but the total could be higher: 137 000 workers are known to have taken sick leave associated with the virus, including to go into preventative isolation. Basic Equipment Needed Medical staff, thousands of whom have become infected, have taken out lawsuits against the government, complaining of a lack of basic protective equipment like masks, scrubs and gloves. The army has asked NATO for ventilators, protective gear and testing kits, Armed Forces Chief Miguel Villarroya said. The government had ordered 432 million euros ($467 million) worth of masks, gloves, testing kits and ventilators to be delivered over the next eight weeks, with the first large batch expected this week, Health Minister Salvador Illa said. In an example of how companies are changing assembly lines to produce medical products, a shoe factory in northern Spain has switched to making simple protective masks – first for its own personnel and then for distribution. This entry was posted on 26 Mar 2020,04:28AM at 4:28 AM and is filed under Read more: SABC News Online

Eiiiish This is bad...😓😓😓 Thoughts and prayers in these hard times... Jesus Christ now more than ever... Amen Lord we need your hand to be upon South Africa, protect our land. This is scary

Spain now has second-highest death toll from Covid-19Hospitals across the country are overwhelmed, with many doctors infected, and a skating rink in Madrid turned into a makeshift morgue

Guardiola donates over R18m to fight coronavirus in SpainThe former FC Barcelona boss gave the money to the Medical College of Barcelona Huh🙌that's humanity✊ Never selfish Does Spain use Rands?

China reports second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus transmissions, imported cases rise - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.Mainland China reported a second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus infections as the epicentre of the epidemic Hubei province opened its borders, but imported cases rose as Beijing ramped up controls to prevent a resurgence of infections. They are telling lies, we know they are reporting inaccurate purposely. لا تعليق........ اللي اختشو ماتو🤒✋🏻

China-based SA teacher says quarantine necessaryNdumiso Nkosingiphile Chili, 25, said during nearly two months of life behind closed doors, he only had his phone, TV and internet to make sense of daily life.

Kia Motors may make face masks at China factory to fight coronavirusSouth Korea's Kia Motors Corp is considering making face masks at its Chinese factory to help battle the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesperson said on Wednesday

China to lift travel curbs on Hubei province, including WuhanThanks you for reporting on such positive developments. CyrilRamaphosa Their bringing the optimists out of us in Bad times. Good news!!!



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