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Spain reacts to reaching 1 million COVID-19 cases

The country of 47 million is among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 34,000 deaths attributed to the disease.

Spain this week became the first country in western Europe to record more than 1 million confirmed infections, as it struggles to contain a resurgence of the new coronavirus. (Image: AP)

Spain this week became the first country in western Europe to record more than 1 million confirmed infections, as it struggles to contain a resurgence of the new coronavirus. The country of 47 million is among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 34,000 deaths attributed to the disease. (Image: AP)

After being brought under control during a nationwide lockdown in the spring, the virus started spreading again a couple of months after restrictions were lifted and people started to move around and socialize again. Health workers react as people applaud in the street in support of the medical staff working during the coronavirus outbreak, at the main gate of the Hospital Clinic, on International Nurses Day, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Image: AP)

After being brought under control during a nationwide lockdown in the spring, the virus started spreading again a couple of months after restrictions were lifted and people started to move around and socialize again. Health workers react as people applaud in the street in support of the medical staff working during the coronavirus outbreak, at the main gate of the Hospital Clinic, on International Nurses Day, on May 12 in Barcelona, Spain. (Image: AP)

By September, hospitals in Madrid were once again beginning to fill up as Spain recorded the highest numbers of new infections in the 27-country European Union. Confirmed cases rose beyond the 1 million mark on Wednesday, when nearly 17,000 new infections were added. (Image: AP)

By September, hospitals in Madrid were once again beginning to fill up as Spain recorded the highest numbers of new infections in the 27-country European Union. Confirmed cases rose beyond the 1 million mark on Wednesday, when nearly 17,000 new infections were added. (Image: AP)

Experts say the real number is probably much higher because insufficient testing, asymptomatic cases and other issues impede authorities from capturing the true scale of the outbreak. (Image: AP)

Experts say the real number is probably much higher because insufficient testing, asymptomatic cases and other issues impede authorities from capturing the true scale of the outbreak. (Image: AP)

Like elsewhere in Europe, the resurgence has prompted authorities to impose restrictions on travel and social gatherings. Curfews are being considered in some of the most affected areas, including the capital, Madrid. The northern region of Navarra has prohibited non-essential travel from and to the region. (Image: AP)

Like elsewhere in Europe, the resurgence has prompted authorities to impose restrictions on travel and social gatherings. Curfews are being considered in some of the most affected areas, including the capital, Madrid. The northern region of Navarra has prohibited non-essential travel from and to the region. A woman walks among the Spanish flags placed in memory of coronavirus (COVID-19) victims in Madrid. (Image: AP)

Medical residents take part on a protest against their working conditions during a strike in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday on October 20, 2020. (Image: AP)

Medical residents take part on a protest against their working conditions during a strike in Barcelona, Spain, on October 20. (Image: AP)

A patient infected with COVID-19 is treated in one of the intensive care units (ICU) at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, outskirts of Madrid, Spain. (Image: AP)

A patient infected with COVID-19 is treated in one of the intensive care units (ICU) at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, outskirts of Madrid, Spain. (Image: AP)

First Published on Oct 23, 2020 02:05 pm
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