Closing Spain’s borders is among the options under consideration to help stem the coronavirus outbreak, Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska told radio station Cadena Ser on Monday.
Marlaska said he would discuss the potential border closure alongside other measures with fellow EU ministers.
The latest official statistics from the Spanish health authorities, which were released around 2pm on Sunday, put the number of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak at 288, double the count the day before, with more than 7,750 people infected. There have been 517 patients who have recovered and been discharged from hospital so far, and 382 patients who are currently in intensive care.
Among those infected is Spanish Prime Minister wife, Begoña Gómez, tested positive for the coronavirus. Both Gómez and her husband are adopting the measures established by the health authorities.
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