Spain reports no virus deaths for 1st time since March

Elias Hubbard
June 1, 2020

Spain has reported no deaths related to coronavirus over a 24-hour period for the first time since March.

"We have nearly achieved what we set out to do", Pedro Sanchez told a press conference, as he expressed his intense relief that the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Spain, one of the nations hardest-hit by the virus, had fallen dramatically.

Spain had become very fast at detecting cases, said Simon.

'The statistics are following a trend.

'They are going the right direction'.

The country reported its first two deaths on March 3. Another was reported two days later.

The number of Covid-19 infections increased by 271 overnight to 239,228 yesterday.

According to the John Hopkins University, Spain has so far seen just under 240,000 confirmed cases and 27,127 deaths.

Spain was the second European country after Italy to be brutally hit by the pandemic before it spread to neighbouring France and then Britain.

But he warned against any failure to respect the existing restrictions on mass gatherings, still in force despite a gradual relaxation of what was one of the world's strictest lockdowns.

The lockdown is gradually being relaxed as the medical situation improves.

The Spanish government divided the allowed exercise into a rota system where people had to go out between 6am and 10am or 8pm to 11pm.

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Sunday announced that he will seek for parliament's approval to extend the lockdown before a nation-wide emergency is lifted. "Any of these outbreaks can mean a new wave of infections", he said.

"We are still at risk". "We must remain cautious".

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