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Death toll doubles in 24 hours as 288 confirmed in Spain

by LLB Reporter
15th Mar 20 3:32 pm

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.

The Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez of Spain said, the new measures are drastic.

“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.”

According to German media Germany is set to close borders with France, Austria and Switzerland as the country reaches almost 5,000 cases of coronavirus.

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.

Expert in infectious diseases warns UK of an “apocalypse” over the government’s chief medical officer, Sir Patrick Vallance figures of those who will be infected by the summer.

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.”

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