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Spain’s coronavirus death toll soars to 2,696 with over 6,000 cases in one day

by LLB Reporter
24th Mar 20 11:27 am

In just one day Spain’s death toll surged by 514 with the total number of coronavirus deaths now standing at 2,696.

The Spanish Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning despite the lockdown a total of 39,673 people have tested positive for the virus.

In 24 hours, Spain has had an increase of 6,584 cases and on Monday the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez said the “worst is still to come.”

Sanchez is set to announce an extension of the lockdown until Easter Sunday.

He said, “I know it is a drastic measure…but experts agree that it is an effective measure in the fight against coronavirus.

“We hope that with this measure, which is so drastic, so dramatic, so hard, which without a doubt has consequences on our families, we can bend the (growth) curb of coronavirus.”

Spain has 46m residents and has the second largest cases of coronavirus in Europe. Italy has the largest cases of coronavirus now standing at 63,927, with 6,077 deaths, in one month and three days.

Furious London Underground unions are threatening total closure as Tubes are still packed despite a three week lockdown.

On Tuesday morning pictures are circulating of large numbers of people crammed like sardines on London’s Tube network.

London is the epicentre for coronavirus and has half of the UKs death toll and more than 2,000 Londoner’s are confirmed with coronavirus.

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has addressed the nation on Monday evening, he said he was “reluctant to do this” but he is effectively announcing a lockdown for three weeks.

Johnson gave a dramatic and historic address to the nation, meeting friends will now be banned, and only one form of exercise will be allowed per day.

Labour MP and GP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan gave a chilling warning that coronavirus has spread to patients as young as 30 and they are now fighting for their lives.

After working a weekend shift at St. George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, coronavirus cases are rapidly growing across the capital, said Dr Allin-Khan

She further warned the UK is heading for a disaster.

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