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Spain extends state of emergency, Italy tightens measures against corona to

Spain extends the current emergency fifteen days with another fifteen days. The country expects the worst part of the corona crisis is yet to come.

Spain extends the current emergency fifteen days with another fifteen days. The country expects the worst part of the corona crisis is yet to come.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, the extension Sunday reported during a video conference with regional leaders. During measure citizens may only essential items like groceries out.

After Italy to Spain with the heaviest coronavirus outbreak in Europe. This weekend, the death toll has risen to 1,326. The number of infections is now fixed at 24 926.

The Spanish intensive care units start getting full too many places. “We have yet to deal with the impact of the strongest and most damaging wave,” Sanchez said Saturday. “That will test our equipment and the strength of our society.”

The Prime Minister stressed the seriousness of the situation and suggested that the worst crisis since the Spanish Civil War in the thirties. Back then came over half a million people dead.

Italy also tightened measures

Italy sharpness action Saturday although on. Until April 3, all nonessential businesses closed and factories. Most Italian shops were already closed. For now continue alone supermarkets, drugstores, pharmacies, post offices, banks and their suppliers operational.

Saturday the death toll in Italy came to be in 4825. The majority of them, 3,095 people, coming from the Lombardy region.

Macron wants more action from Johnson

In France, there is a lockdown. People can only go out to travel to work errands, only to sports or health. According to French media, President Emmanuel Macron asked the Prime Minister Boris Johnson for stronger measures. Johnson does not, Macron plans to close the border between the two countries.

Last Friday ended the British government include the hospitality and gyms. The action came days later than in the rest of Europe. The French newspaper Liberation wrote that the decision by Johnson came after an ultimatum from Macron. The Frenchman would have threatened to stop access to every British traveler.

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