Spain joins Italy and the United States of America as the countries hosting more than 85,000 Covid-19 victims.
Spain now hosts 85,195 confirmed COVID-19 victims, a figure higher than those reported from China, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Between Sunday and Monday, a slight decrease was reported in the number of coronavirus deaths, from 838 down to 812, bringing the total number of mortalities to 7,340.
This update comes as Spain sets stricter lockdown rules approved by its government announced earlier by, the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, in its newest effort to slow the spread of the virus.
In this measure, all non-essential employees are being restrained to their households from today, Monday 30th to April 9th (a further limitation in addition to the restraints previously enacted under the state of alarm, March 14th).
An extraordinary cabinet conference held on Sunday 29th saw the approval of this action.
It is worth noting that several days beforehand; Spain under Prime Minister Sanchez declared her intentions to prolong the state of alarm, which had been in effect since March 14th, although it was “a call for an extension with no further restrictions”.
However, Salvador Illa, Spain’s health minister supported the lack of further constraints as he argued that the measure established in Spain is by far the most challenging among the EU members. “The best new measure is to ask citizens to continue to comply with the measures until April 12th” Illa insisted.