Spain’s Emergency Health Chief Fears Second Coronavirus Wave As Death Toll Rises Just Days After Lockdown Relaxation in Parts of the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca


SPAIN’S emergency health chief is fearing a second coronavirus wave as the national death toll has risen above 200 for the first time in nearly a week.

Head of health emergencies, Fernando Simon, said the reasons for the rise were unclear, though half of the deaths were recorded in the Catalonia region in the north-east of the country.

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“We are now working with the region to identify the date of the deaths and evaluate whether these are new fatalities or if there was a delay in the update,” Simon said.

Last week Spain’s army produced a report that said that a second wave of Covid-19 was inevitable, but it would not be as severe as the first strike as the country would be better prepared and that a number of people would be immune.

Today (May 14) Simon warned about a second wave, after a nationwide antibody survey showed about 5 per cent of the population had contracted the virus.

It means that the well-touted concept of ‘herd immunity’ just does not come into play, even though over two million people had contracted the coronavirus in Spain.


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