Spain army requests international assistance to fight coronavirus pandemic

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The Spanish army has requested international assistance to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which is now expanding at a faster rate than in Italy.

“The Armed Forces of Spain are acting in favor of civil population to mitigate the virus spread,” said the EADRCC in a press release. “In order to prevent the spread of the virus in the military units of the Armed Forces of Spain and in the civil population, international partners are asked to provide assistance to the Ministry of Defense of Spain in supplying humanitarian assistance.”

The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 2,696 people, with 514 new victims in just the last 24 hours – a 24% day-on-day increase. That’s according to the latest figures supplied at midday on Tuesday by the Health Ministry. The number of infections is now nearing 40,000, an increase of 20% in the last 24 hours.

Nearly 3,800 people have recovered from the Covid-19 disease and have been discharged from hospital, while there are still 2,636 people being treated in intensive care, the government reported on Tuesday. Catalonia and Madrid are still showing the largest number of new cases.

In Madrid, the government on Tuesday announced new measures to fight the coronavirus. Speaking after the Cabinet meeting, Health Minister Salvador Illa and Finance Minister María Jesús Montero gave a virtual news conference to explain what the government’s next steps are going to be.



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