CORONAVIRUS: Death Toll In Spain Surpasses China

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A total of 3,434 coronavirus patients have died in Spain, surpassing the number of recorded deaths in China.

Europe has become the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak as Spain now has the world’s second-highest number of coronavirus deaths. It is behind Italy whose death toll stands at more than 6,800.

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Countries across the world continue to battle the spread of coronavirus, with India on Tuesday implementing the world’s biggest lockdown of 1.3 billion people.

In Spain, hotels have been converted into hospitals and an ice rink in the capital Madrid is being used as a morgue, as the infections and deaths continue to shoot up.

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Yesterday Spain reported that 514 people had died of the virus in a single day, as figures revealed that healthcare workers accounted for more than 13 per cent of the country’s confirmed cases.

The US has responded to the growing coronavirus there with the largest economic rescue in history.

Politicians agreed a €1.85 trillion pandemic response package to help businesses, workers and the health care system. The move comes as the economy in the US moves towards a recession.

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