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News: Spain to Follow Italy in Extending Lockdown.

20 Apr 2020 Back
Spain to Follow Italy in Extending Lockdown.

Spain to extend the extension of the country's nationwide lockdown and is following Italy from April 26 to its current new extended date to be May 9. A further two extra weeks have been added to try and slow down the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Spain remains Europe's second worst-affected country after Italy and is fighting hard to try to get a grip of the pandemic.

The death rate surpasses 20,000 all of which are due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) after the health authorities reported another 565 deaths this past Saturday. The latest figures out show a significant fall in the death rate on Sunday to 410, with a reduced amount of 155 cases.

This is the biggest drop in daily deaths since the outbreak began according to the figures supplied by the Spanish Health Ministry. As a result of lockdown, it seems the outbreak is decreasing, but infection cases rose by a further 4,499 to 191,726.

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has asked for a further extension on the extension to the lockdown to a new date, of May 9 at least, adding two more weeks on the already prolonged five weeks into the lockdown that was due to expire on April 26.

Mr Sanchez explained in a nationally televised speech “Spain has contained a brutal attack of the coronavirus pandemic but the gains are still not enough yet and are still fragile." He also said, “In the month of May we will hopefully begin to slowly take the first steps towards new normality," mentioning that we should tread with caution and that life would be slow-moving forward, with one step at a time.

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