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Coronavirus: Spain deaths double in a day as millions caught in lockdown – Sky News, Sky.com

                                                     

The number of coronavirus deaths in Spain has more than doubled in a day to , with nearly 8, 008 infections now confirmed in the country.

It comes a day after Spain went into lockdown with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez imposing tight movement restrictions on its 66 million citizens as part of a – day state of emergency.

All schools, universities, restaurants, bars and hotels have been closed nationwide along with non-essential stores – a move some of the hardest-hit communities have already carried out.

  

       Image:          Spain is in lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak       

In other developments in the spread of coronavirus around the world :

Germany plans to close its borders with Austria, France and Switzerland from Monday, according to local media

      The UK Foreign Office has warned against all but essential travel to the US – a day after Donald Trump announced a ban on UK and Irish flights to America

          Austria is to ban gatherings of more than five people from Monday The Czech Republic’s prime minister said a quarantine for the entire country is likely to be declared to fight the outbreak

            The Netherlands reported eight more coronavirus deaths, taking its total to () (A A) cruise ship carrying at least 674 Britons is stranded off the coast of the Bahamas after some passengers reported flu-like symptoms

              Ski resorts across Europe have shut down more than a month early as countries attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus

    Cyprus says it will only allow people into country with medical clearance, and those who do arrive will be placed in compulsory quarantine for two weeks

      Tunisia asks its citizens for financial donation s to help tackle coronavirus

      • Hungary confirmed its first death of a patient with COVID –
      • The (coronavirus deaths in Spain is up from 168 announced on Saturday.

        The country has recorded 7, 795 infections, up from 5, on Saturday, with around half of these concentrated in the capital Madrid.

        Begona Gomez, the wife of Spain’s prime minister, has tested positive for the COVID – , the disease caused by coronavirus. , with the couple said to be in good health.

         

          

               Image:          Pedro Sanchez’s wife Begona Gomez has tested positive for COVID –       

        Two ministers from Mr Sanchez’s cabinet were also diagnosed with the virus earlier this week.

        The UK Foreign Office updated its travel advice for Spain on Sunday, warning people against all but essential travel to the whole of the country after previously warning against going to certain regions.

        British holidaymakers’ travel plans have been thrown into disarray after dozens of flights and holidays in Spain were cancelled over coronavirus fears .

        Jet2 plans heading to Spain turned back mid-flight on Saturday morning after the airline announced the cancellation of flights to the country, as well as the Balearic and the Canary Islands.

        Meanwhile, travel company TUI cancelled holidays in Spain booked for this weekend.

        Italy, the European country worst-hit by coronavirus, remains on lockdown, with more than 30, infections and 1, deaths confi rmed.

        Leader of Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) and party candidate Pedro Sanchez (L) and his wife Begona Gomez pose prior to a televised debate at the congress centre IFEMA in Madrid on June 13, 2016 ahead of Spain's general election.Spain is holding its second elections in six months, on June 26, after being governed by a caretaker government with limited powers since the December 20 polls put an end to the country's traditional two-party system as voters fed up with austerity and corruption scandals flocked to new groups. / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)     

                               

                                                                                            

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        France, where people have died from the virus, has closed all “non-essential” shops over the pandemic.

        Almost 4, people have now tested positive for coronavirus in France, with 337 in intensive care, according to Jerome Salomon, head of the French public health authority.

        There have been more than 178, 007 suspected and confirmed coronavirus cases around the world and more than 5, 808 deaths linked to the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the outbreak.

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                                 Leader of Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) and party candidate Pedro Sanchez (L) and his wife Begona Gomez pose prior to a televised debate at the congress centre IFEMA in Madrid on June 13, 2016 ahead of Spain's general election.Spain is holding its second elections in six months, on June 26, after being governed by a caretaker government with limited powers since the December 20 polls put an end to the country's traditional two-party system as voters fed up with austerity and corruption scandals flocked to new groups. / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)
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