Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 832 overnight to 5,690

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Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Barcelona. REUTERS

Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose by 832 cases overnight to 5,690, the health ministry said on Saturday, marking a new high in the daily rise in fatalities.

The total number of those infected rose to 72,248 from 64,059 on Friday.

Airbus plane delivers face masks from China to coronavirus-hit Spain

An Airbus plane landed in Spain on Saturday carrying a cargo of more than 4 million face masks from China, the European planemaker said, as countries race to source more protective gear as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Airbus said in a statement it had deployed a new flight between Europe and China “to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the COVID-19 crisis efforts”.

SOURCE: REUTERS

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