In the wake of the deaths and infections of Coronavirus keeping a rise, the Spanish Parliament on Thursday, March 26, agreed to extend the national lockdown until April 11.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told the Parliament that it was not easy to extend the state of emergency. “I am convinced the only efficient option against the virus is social isolation,” he said.
The officials have issued warning that the situation this week would be particularly bad. The health Ministry on Thursday, March 26, stated that the death toll in Spain has surged to 4,089 after 655 people died within 24 hours, a 19 per cent increase from that of Wednesday, March 25.
Spain, being home to world’s fourth-highest number of Coronavirus cases, is dealing with a global shortage of protective equipment. Budget Minister Maria Jesus Montero said, “We are in a real war to get hold of ventilators, face masks and quick test kits.”