Spain’s coronavirus death toll surpassed that of China, as 3,434 persons already lost their life, another 738 people died as Madrid announced a multi million euro deal with Beijing for critical supplies.
The spike in fatalities means that around world, only Italy now has a higher death toll than Spain.
In China where the COVID-19 virus origins late last year, the Covid-19 epidemic has claimed 3,281 lives in its origin country.
Spain entered the 11th day of an unprecedented lock down of the history to try and control in the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has now infected 47,610 people, the health ministry said.
“We are approaching the peak,” the ministry’s emergencies coordinator Fernando Simon said in announcing the figures. Health authorities are hoping it will soon become clear whether the lock down is having the desired effect.
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