Over 500 coronasmittede is dead on a day in Spain

Clay Curtis
March 26, 2020

A grim report from Spain says that coronavirus has hit the European country so hard that they have began to use a public ice rink in Madrid to house the corpses that are piling up.

A total of 2,696 people have now died and there are 39,637 confirmed cases.

The sources did not disclose where the nursing homes were located, but they said that an investigation by the Interior Ministry had been launched.

The army squaddies tasked with disinfecting elderly care homes discovered bodies of COVID-19 victims as some people were found dead while others still alive but abandoned.

In Spain 2,316 people have died so far from COVID-19, according to real-time data compiled by USA -based Johns Hopkins University, with over 32,200 confirmed cases.

The rising death toll in Spain has placed a strain on both the medical facilities in the country and the funeral homes around Madrid.

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The Defense Ministry said workers at some nursing homes had split after the coronavirus was detected.

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His government has come under fire from the right for allowing and encouraging people to participate in a massive Women's Day march in Madrid on March 8, just a week before the country went into lockdown.

Care homes in Spain have been at the centre of the coronavirus debate in Spain since it emerged last week at least 19 elderly residents had died at the Monte Hermoso residence in Madrid.

Salvador Illa, the health minister, stated retirement community were "an outright top priority for the government".

A large exhibition centre in Madrid is temporarily converted into a field hospital with 1500 beds.

Dozens of Spanish nursing homes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many reporting widespread contagion, a lack of transparency and overburdened workers.

"This is the tough week", Fernando Simón, head of Spain's health emergency center, said at a press conference, adding that 5,400 health care workers have been infected.

But the daily increase was the smallest since Thursday, raising hope that stringent restrictions imposed by the government were starting to have an effect.

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