Spain's Coronavirus Deaths Now Surpass China's Amount!

Source: Global News

The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus shot up by more than 700 on Wednesday, surpassing China and is now second only to Italy as the pandemic spread rapidly in Europe, with even Britains Prince Charles testing positive for the virus.

Spain recorded a record daily increase of 738 deaths, pushing it to 3,434 overall and past Chinas 3,285, the Ministry of Health said. The countrys infections rose by 20 per cent to 47,610, and more than 5,000 have recovered.

In usually bustling Barcelona, people walking around with blankets, mattresses or tents punctuated the eerie emptiness. Spains homeless told The Associated Press they feel more abandoned than ever as everyone else hunkers down at home.

A temporary hospital in Spain.

It is as if there has been a nuclear explosion and (people) are all sheltering in the bunker. Only us, the homeless, are left outside, said 36-year-old Gana, who uses only one name.

Spains health system is overwhelmed, and with hotels being converted into hospitals and a Madrid ice rink being used as a temporary morgue. Lawmakers were set to extend the countrys lockdown for two more weeks, to April 12.