Spain reports 3,594 new cases
MADRID (SPAIN) – Spain confirmed 3,594 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday.
The country has registered the largest number of cases in western Europe in six months since the pandemic hit.
The latest daily increase was however, below the roughly 4,000 cases recorded a day earlier, according to updated information from the health ministry. This brought the cumulative total to 419,849. Seven more people lost their lives, pushing the overall tally to 28,971.
Daily numbers can still be retroactively updated.
The Madrid capital region was by far the hardest hit region with 1,513 cases.
Ignacio Aguado, Madrid region’s deputy leader told, “Generally speaking I’m not in favour of more lockdowns, of repeating the steps from March and April…That ended in economic ruin.”
He also criticised the central government’s lack of a stronger vision or strategy to safely reopen schools.
As it lacked national guidelines, Spain’s 17 regions are on their own to develop their plans.
“We’re here to demand that the ministry of education does something, because we’re pulling our hair out here to see they’ve done absolutely nothing over the past five months,” student union leader Coral Latorre told.
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