By Cathy Elelman • 29 March 2020 • 15:52
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AN APPEAL has gone out on social media to stage a minute’s silence in memory of all the elderly people who have died from coronavirus in Spain at 9pm tonight, Sunday.
People who want to join in the tribute are asked to go onto their balconies or terraces or to stand at their windows with a lighted candle and offer a minute’s silence for elderly victims “who are leaving us without being to say goodbye.”
According to Health Ministry figures from Saturday, more than 68 per cent of people dying from Covid-19 in Spain are aged over 70.
This age group represents 42 per cent of coronavirus patients in the country’s intensive care units and 48.7 per cent of patients being treated in hospital.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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