By Laura Kemp • 06 April 2020 • 9:25
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The Regional Director for Europe at the WHO, Hans Kluge, has expressed that he was “deeply impressed” by the actions taken by Spanish workers at the front line to battle against the coronavirus, and he has highlighted the amazing solidarity of Spanish residents as well as the government’s actions.
Via a message on Twitter, Kluge has said “Mission to Spain concluded yesterday: deeply impressed by heroism of frontline workers, solidarity of people and inspiring resolve of government. Careful optimism as result of bold measures, innovative approaches and courageous decisions.”
According to the latest official figures, the coronavirus pandemic in Spain has already caused 12,418 deaths and 130,759 individuals have contracted the virus, however there has been a considerable slowdown in the negative effects of the pandemic.
To curb the rate of infection and prevent the collapse of the health system the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, announced this Saturday a 15-day extension of the State of Alarm which will now last until April 25, this will also be a stricter form of quarantine as almost the entire population is made to stay at home and only venture outside for essential purchases or work.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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