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.
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.