Spain to declare state of alert over virus

Published March 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Agence France-Presse

Spain’s government is to declare a state of alert over the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday after infections soared over 4,200 with 120 dead.

“There will be a cabinet meeting tomorrow to declare a state of alert across the country for a period of 15 days,” Sanchez said.

“Unfortunately we cannot rule out that over the next week we could reach more than 10,000 infections,” he said.

The government would adopt a series of extraordinary measures in order “to mobilize all the resources of state to better protect the health of all of its citizens”, he said pointing to both public and private resources, as well as civilian and military.

“Several very tough weeks.. are ahead of us,” Sanchez added, saying Spain was “only in the first phase of the fight against the virus”.

“Victory depends on every single one of us.. Heroism is also about washing your hands and staying at home.”

 
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