Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has just announced that he is preparing for a state of emergency after an alarming rise in the number of infected and deaths resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country.
The country’s Ministry of Health has just confirmed that the death toll from the Coronavirus stands at 120, with around 4,200 people now reported to be infected. The alarming rise in both the number of infected and deaths – in a matter of hours – is putting a huge strain on both the economy and the country’s heath services, according to reports this afternoon.
The State of Emergency will last for 15 days, starting from tomorrow. Measures will include limiting the circulation of people and/or vehicles during specific times and places, as well as limiting and/or rationing the use of high consumption products and services, according to Sánchez .