Spain overtakes China as coronavirus death toll soars

Spain overtakes China as coronavirus death toll soars

Spain overtakes China as coronavirus death toll soars

Prosecutors are investigating several homes after troops disinfecting them discovered elderly people living among suspected coronavirus victims who had died.

Anxious Indians raced for supplies after the world's second-biggest population was ordered not to leave their houses for three weeks.

India's stay-at-home order is now the biggest, and Russian Federation will follow suit, with President Vladimir Putin declaring next week a public holiday and postponing a public vote on constitutional reforms.

Health officials in Spain said Wednesday that the country's death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed China.

Germany's parliament is set to approve a series of measures that will allow the government to offer aid totalling more than a trillion euros (£900 billion) for the country of 83 million people.

As of Wednesday, China has confirmed 3,285 deaths and 81,661 total infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

This afternoon local media reported that more than 20 residents who were confirmed to have the virus or had symptoms of it had died at the Fundación Santísima Virgen y San Celedonio care home in Madrid's Chamartín district.

Kanika Kapoor tests positive in her third COVID-19 test
She tested positive for the virus on Sunday for the second time after her family members objected to the first report. Dhiman of the hospital said that her treatment will be continued until atleast two of the tests show her negative.

As of Wednesday, almost 27,000 people were hospitalized in Spain because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health ministry said in its latest update on the coronavirus.

With hospitals on the brink of collapse, troops have set up a field hospital in Madrid's vast Ifema exhibition centre that has 1,500 beds but could be expanded to take in up to 5,500 people - making it the largest hospital in Spain.

"It is really hard, we had feverish people for many hours in the waiting room", the 30-year-old told AFP.

A tourist wearing a protective respiratory mask walks outside the Coliseum in downtown Rome on 28 February 2020 amid fears of Covid-19 epidemic.

The impact of the pandemic is also hitting European football, with leagues and tournaments cancelled, while the fate of the Wimbledon tennis tournament could be decided next week.

But financial markets rose after USA leaders agreed a stimulus package worth roughly 10 percent of their economy, an injection Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said represented a "wartime level of investment". At least 46 people have died in connection with the disease in the state, giving Louisiana one of the highest death rates per million people across the country.

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