The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, announced it on Friday. “Unfortunately, we cannot rule out the possibility that next week we will exceed 10,000 infected people,” he said.
New drastic measure by a European country to fight against the coronavirus. The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, announced on Friday March 13 that a state of emergency would be declared on Saturday throughout the country. This measure will become official after the adoption of a decree at an extraordinary Council of Ministers on Saturday.
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The state of emergency makes it possible to mobilize “all economic, health, public as well as private, civil and military means to protect all citizens”, explained Pedro Sanchez. But “victory depends on each of us … heroism is also washing your hands and staying at home”.
Spain has registered 120 deaths and 4,209 cases of contamination, said the health services of the Spanish executive. “Unfortunately, we cannot rule out that next week we will exceed 10,000 infected”, continued the head of the Spanish government.