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125 cases of coronavirus in Catalonia

18 in Catalonia in a serious condition, while overall cases in whole of Spain cases number 1,622

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10 March 2020 05:08 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Health authorities in Catalonia announced 24 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases declared to 125. 18 people are in a serious condition.

Spain's health ministry released figures earlier on Tuesday afternoon saying that the total number of cases in the whole of Spain is 1,622, with 35 deaths recorded.

There have been three coronavirus-related deaths in Catalonia; an 87-year-old woman died on Friday, and the deaths of a 97-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman were announced on Monday.

See daily figures explained in graphs here.

Measures

Spain's government has banned all commercial incoming flights from Italy from tomorrow, and the Spanish Congress has canceled all activity for this week.

Also on Tuesday it was announced that FC Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League match against SSC Napoli would be played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou.

The head of Barcelona's doctors' association (CoMB) has appealed to individual and collective responsibility in containing coronavirus in order to "minimize" the impact of the outbreak, in an interview with the Catalan News Agency.

Emergency number

The Catalan health emergency phone number 061 got 18,000 calls yesterday alone for questions on the coronavirus

Authorities urge "responsible use" of the emergency number and have launched an online coronavirus checklist to complete before calling.

 

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  • A lab in Barcelona's Clinic Hospital with a researcher performing a coronavirus test in early March 2020 (by Hospital Clínic)

  • A lab in Barcelona's Clinic Hospital with a researcher performing a coronavirus test in early March 2020 (by Hospital Clínic)

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