Spanish PM, Pedro Sánchez & Coronavirus Technical Management Committee at the Palacio de la Moncloa on Tuesday.

Spanish PM, Pedro Sánchez & Coronavirus Technical Management Committee at the Palacio de la Moncloa on Tuesday.

24-03-2020Borja Puig de la Bellacasa/Govt Press Office

The Health Minister, Salvador Illa, says the Government is "controlling the situation" created by the coronavirus pandemic, that it’s being dealt with "in the best possible way" and will work "in all future scenarios.”

Speaking at the Palacio de la Moncloa in Madrid, Minister Illa said the Executive is "focused on controlling the epidemic" and that all measures necessary will be adopted to eradicate Covid-19.

He also made it clear that it was too early to tell if the State of Emergency will be extended beyond April 11.

"Obviously, the Government is working on all future scenarios that are not anticipated at this time," he said.

The Health Department says it is gathering information daily to track the spread of Covid-19 nationwide.

“It is reaching the peak of infection, but the level of contagion is decreasing. Measures taken in the previous two weeks have shown evidence of a decline in cases and the situation is controlled within the exceptional nature of this crisis," said the Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska.

He also paid tribute to Health Personnel, Public Officials, Security Forces and “the whole of society” whom he said was “working with a fierce effort” to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

Madrid Traffic

Minister Grande-Marlaska also pointed out that on Monday, the first day of the new decree restricting all non-essential economic activity, traffic in Madrid was down by 34% compared to last week, which he said “shows that society is responding with responsibility and solidarity in the fight against the virus.”

He also appealed to the public to stop panic buying saying "there is no need, there are no and supply problems.”


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Yogi / Hace about 1 year

Can’t help but be reminded of Lance Corporal Jones’ catchphrase, “Don’t panic!”


Truth / Hace about 1 year

They are mad! Corrupt liars!

Spain will go past Italy in the number of dead in Covid19!

Here's what it looks like (mathematical models for spreading infection, professor of mathematics):

First Italy - has stayed the longest with Corona in Europe: A doubling dead in Covid19 a little over every 3 days shows the curve. Day 34: 179.7 dead / million.

The curve of Spain: Day 23: (ie 11 days earlier - phase - than Italy) 144.7 dead / million inhabitants. That means doubling the number of dead in 2.5 days in Spain!

So the curve for Spain is at almost the same number of deaths even though the Spaniards are 11 days earlier! (Day 34, Rep. Day 23.) Spain's curve is thus much earlier and is much steeper than the Italians!

Da capo: Spain will soon pass Italy.