WATCH: Tribute to first health professional to lose life to coronavirus in Spain’s Madrid

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A 61-YEAR old doctor has become the first health professional in Madrid to lose their life to coronavirus.

Luis P.S. was a doctor with the SUMMA Home Emergency Unit.

“Infinite sadness, pain which we share”, his colleagues posted on the Salud Madrid Twitter feed, along with a video of a minute’s silence today in the centre of the Spanish capital to pay tribute to Covid-19 victims.

The Madrid regional Health Ministry reported last Thursday that more than 3,100 Madrid Health Service workers are infected with coronavirus.

By Sunday Madrid region had registered 4,941 Covid-19 deaths, 218 more than on Saturday, and representing 39.7 per cent of Spain’s fatalities.

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Cathy Elelman

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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