Fifth Coronavirus Death Recorded in Spain

Fifth Coronavirus Death Recorded in Spain.  An 87 year old man has died after contracting the coronavirus. He is the fifth victim in Spain.

Fifth Coronavirus Death Recorded in Spain

Fifth Coronavirus Death Recorded in Spain

An 87 year old man has become Spain’s fifth coronavirus victim. He passed away in Zaragoza today.  It’s reported that he also suffered from other health problems which affected his ability to fight the coronavirus.  Earlier today another death was recorded in Madrid where a 76 year old died after catching the virus.

There are now more than 345 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Spain.  However, fewer than 20 of these are in Andalucia, where a 17 year old has recently tested positive for the virus.  She is thought to have caught the coronavirus on a school trip to Italy.

Washing Hands

Frequent hand washing is advised to help protect yourself from catching coronavirus.

Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

There are some simple steps you can take to minimise your risk of catching the coronavirus.  The CDC has issued these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • It is not not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Coronavirus Confirmed In Andalucia

The CDC has advised against wearing facemasks.

Face masks Not Necessary

Despite the advice not to wear face masks, many pharmacies in the area are reporting that they have sold out.  Chemist Juan Garcia in Malaga is urging people not to buy them until they are needed.  “The face masks are not very effective at preventing you from catching a virus.  Their main purpose is to prevent a carrier from spreading the illness.  It’s better not to buy one unless you think you may be exposed.  The best preventative measures would be to use hand gel frequently and maintain good personal hygiene”. 

Panic Buying UK

Panic buying in the UK has seen shops run out pasta, hand gel, and toilet paper.

No Panic Buying On The Costa Del Sol

Supermarkets in the UK are running out of products including hand gel, soap, nappies, and toilet paper as people are panic buying and stockpiling because of the coronavirus – but Andalucia remains calm and most stores are well stocked.  Some residents have reported difficulties purchasing sanitising hand gel, but most domestic products are readily available.

Shop owner Dani Moreno in Torremolinos says things remain calm at the moment.  “We’ve not seen a big rush on domestic items so far.  I’ve seen the panic buying in the UK on the news and that’s worrying.  I hope people here don’t overreact to the situation.  If everyone keeps things as normal then there will be no problems for us.”

Published: 05.03.2020

Written by Dave James

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Fifth Coronavirus Death Recorded in Spain

Fifth Coronavirus Death Recorded in Spain

Fifth Coronavirus Death Recorded in Spain
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