Spain’s COVID-19 Daily Death Toll Falls Again

This handout picture made available by Madrid´s regional government, Comunidad de Madrid, shows patients arriving at the temporary hospital set up for coronavirus patients at a pavilion in Ifema convention and exhibition center in Madrid, on March 21, 2020. COMUNIDAD DE MADRID / AFP


Spain registered a fall in its daily death toll from the new coronavirus for a third consecutive day on Saturday with 510 people dying, the government said.

It was the smallest daily increase since March 23 in Spain, which is suffering one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world.

The update for the last 24 hours raised the country’s overall number of fatalities to 16,353 and the number of confirmed cases another 4,800 to 161,852.

Masks will be handed out at metro and train stations from Monday as some companies re-open after a two-week “hibernation” period, the health minister said Friday.

Although health chiefs say the pandemic has peaked, they have urged the population to strictly follow the national lockdown which was put in place on March 14 in order to slow the spread of the virus.

The restrictions will remain in place until April 25 although the government has made clear it expects to announce another two-week extension.

Spain toughened its nationwide lockdown on March 30, halting all non-essential activities until after Easter as it sought to further curb the spread of the virus.



Solomon Elusoji

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

  • Headlines

COVID-19: Buhari Signs Quarantine Order Backing Lockdown Extension

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night signed the Quarantine Order which gives legal backing to the lockdown extension announced…

3 mins ago
  • Local

COVID-19: Ondo Dismisses Report On Third Case, Says Not A Corps Member

  The Ondo State Government has dismissed the report on the third COVID-19 case in the state, saying the patient…

23 mins ago
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

Fearful Of Coronavirus Return, Beijing Turns Into Virtual Fortress

  Beijing has virtually walled itself off to outsiders with drastic measures to protect China's seat of power against the…

25 mins ago
  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

COVID-19: IMF Approves Debt Relief For 25 Poor Countries

  The International Monetary Fund on Monday announced immediate debt relief for 25 poor countries to help them free up…

1 hour ago
  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

South Africa Ramps Up Coronavirus Screening As Cases Rise

  South Africa is ramping up its coronavirus screening and testing programmes, officials said on Monday, as the number of…

2 hours ago
  • Local

Lawan Condoles With Gbajabiamila Over Death Of Mother-In-Law

  The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila over the…

2 hours ago