Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez’s spouse, Begona Gomez, has examined constructive for the lethal coronavirus, the federal government has confirmed. It comes after the Iberian nation entered lockdown, with a ban on all non-essential motion.
Each Gomez and her husband, the prime minister, are feeling properly, Sanchez’s workplace reported Sunday night time.
The information comes shortly after Sanchez unveiled what he described as “drastic” and “extraordinary” measures as a part of the state of emergency to fend off the unfold of the illness that has to date claimed no less than 193 lives throughout the nation, and contaminated over 6,250.
The restrictive measures, which can final no less than 15 days and could be prolonged additional, envision a ban on all journey throughout the nation apart from work, medication or in case of emergencies.
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Residents, who’re strongly inspired to remain indoors and earn a living from home if potential, will nonetheless be capable of replenish on crucial provides and groceries, however all eating places, bars, accommodations and non-essential shops will shut their doorways.
College students may even be staying put of their properties with instructional facilities being ordered to shut.
Spain has turn out to be yet one more main European nation to go to nice lengths to curb the unfold of the virus, which originated in China’s Wuhan in December final yr.
Italy, the nation that has borne the brunt of the pandemic in Europe – the brand new hotbed of the illness, in accordance with the World Well being Group (WHO) – has been in lockdown since Tuesday.
Germany’s capital, Berlin, in the meantime, has ordered all public venues, together with museums, bars and brothels to shut their doorways to guests in an try to include the virus.
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Whereas France has additionally shut down all leisure, many of the retailers, faculties, nurseries, universities and day care facilities, the French in addition to the German federal authorities have been reluctant to impose stricter border controls contained in the EU regardless of the measure being broadly thought-about an efficient approach of stopping the illness.
French President Emmanuel Macron, particularly, spoke in protection of open borders, stating that the coronavirus “has no passport.”
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