Lockdown Extended Until 24th May

Lockdown Extended Until 24th May.  Spain’s Parliament has voted to approve the fourth extension to the state of alarm.

Lockdown Extended Until 24th May

Lockdown Extended Until 24th May

Spain’s Parliament has voted to extend the lockdown until the 24th May, the fourth extension to the state of alarm since it began on the 14th March.  Facing opposition to the extension, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said “There are no absolutely correct decisions, but lifting the state of alarm now would be an absolute mistake.”

 

More than 256,000 Coronavirus Cases In Spain

Spain has registered 256,855 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 26,070 people have died from the virus in Spain, whilst 163,919 have recovered. The number of new coronavirus infections in Spain rose to 3121 on Wednesday, as new deaths from the disease also rose to 244.

In Andalucia there are 14,870 cases of the coronavirus, 3638 of those are in the Malaga area.

Pedro Sanchez

The PM has confirmed another extension to the lockdown period.

The Lockdown In Spain

Spain has been in a state of alarm since the 14th March 2020, with strict lockdown procedures in place.  There is a plan to bring the nation out of lockdown, which runs through four phases.  You can see the details of this plan here.

Coronavirus Mortality Rate

The mortality rate for coronavirus currently stands at around 3.4% globally (source: WHO).  In direct comparison, the flu has a mortality rate of around 1% (source: WHO).

Experts maintain that there is no need for panic, and whilst infection can be unpleasant it is very unlikely to be fatal for anyone in good health.

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).

Published: 07.05.2020

Written by Dave James

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