Spain are fearing an Italy like coronavirus outbreak as their confirmed cases have rocketed by 362 cases in one day.
The popular holiday destination for Brits, now has a total number of confirmed cases which stands at 1,036 with 24 dead.
The Spanish government has announced to launch an emergency plan to prevent the spread of coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Spain has cancelled events in closed spaces and are urging residents to stay at home if they believe they have picked up coronavirus.
On Saturday a part of the city Haro was in lockdown following cases of coronavirus in the La Rioja region, whilst 60 cases of the virus were confirmed in the city of Vitoria-Gastiez, north Spain.
The Spanish government’s representative and health minister for the Basque region, Sara Alba said, “Following the principle of precaution that the department is obliged to abide by, we need to take exceptional measures designed to stop the transmission of the illness between citizens who are not following the advice of the health authorities.
“We are talking to the national health ministry about the situation in Haro and together we’ve agreed the measures we have taken up to now and are prepared for future scenarios.”
Fernando Simon, head of Spain centre for health emergencies said the current situation as “worrying.”
Adding, “We’re talking about quarantining whole blocks in a small neighbourhood.
“The situation is ongoing and we don’t know where they are with the measures at the moment.”
Over the weekend the Italian government placed 16m people in quarantine overnight as the number of coronavirus cases increased by 1,247 in just 24 hours.
Late Saturday night prime minister Giuseppe Conte signed the unprecedented decree which also includes the closure of schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other venues across the whole country.
On early Sunday morning Conte said, “We want to guarantee the health of our citizens. We understand that these measures will impose sacrifices, sometimes small and sometimes very big.”