The death toll has doubled in 24 hours in Spain to 288, and there are almost 8,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the country.
On Saturday Spain imposed a national lockdown and the government has placed restrictions on the public, everyone has been told to stay indoors.
The Spanish government are allowing people to leave their homes to buy food and seek medical health care.
“Spain is demonstrating in these critical hours that it has the capacity to overcome adversity.”
He warned, “We are facing very difficult weeks of efforts and sacrifices. Some important rights must be limited if we want to beat the virus.”
He added, the final victory over the coronavirus will come only “when we have a vaccine.”
Spain has introduced emergency measures locking down almost 50m people across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus and airlines have stopped flights into the country.
Professor Francois Balloux, of University College London warned the government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, that his approach to the virus is a “big gamble.”