Coronavirus: Spain's death toll overtakes China

Coronavirus: Spain's death toll overtakes China

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After Italy, now Spain also overtook China in the death toll due to coronavirus pandemic.

Spain reported a spike in death toll in the last 24 hours as 738 to a total of 3,434. This total death toll is higher than China’s official death toll of 3,285.

Till now, Italy is on top with 6,820 deaths.

Spain's prime minister has already postponed the state of emergency in the country for another two weeks. Lawmakers are expected to agree to Pedro Sánchez's request for lockdown measures to stay in place until 11 April. Under the rules, people are banned from leaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or for work.