On the heels of Italy, Spain announces lockdown to combat coronavirus

  • By cvbizz
  • March 14, 2020
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With Italy already submerged in a national quarantine, Spain took a major step Friday toward a similar lockdown as it struggles to ride the wave of the coronavirus pandemic spawning illness and fear around the globe. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced that his government will declare a two-week state of emergency Saturday, giving it extraordinary powers including the mobilization of the country’s armed forces, to confront the COVID-19 outbreak.“It’s an emergency that affects the life and health of all. The government is going to protect all citizens,” Sánchez said, adding that he is preparing a battery of measures to brace the nation for an even bigger jump in infections indicated by the rapidly increasing contagion curve. The positive cases could number more than 10,000 by next week, the prime minister warned in his televised address, from more than 4,200 confirmed by midday Friday. A total of 120 people have

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