WORLD Spain reports 2,000 new virus cases and more than 100 deaths

WORLD

Spain reports 2,000 new virus cases and more than 100 deaths

AFP

22:13, March 15, 2020

Spain on Sunday reported some 2,000 new coronavirus cases and more than a hundred deaths over the last 24 hours, the latest spike in Europe's second-most affected country after Italy.

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A tourist removes her protective mask to take a selfie photo in front of the Real Maestranza bull ring in Seville, on March 14, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The new figures raise Spain's number of COVID-19 infections to 7,753 -- and its death toll to 288 -- after the government imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown, banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food.

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