Coronavirus in Spain: all the breaking news
11.00 Dr. Simon returns to the daily meeting in La Moncloa after 15 days in quarantine. The doctor Fernando Simon, one of the main advisers to the Government in the coronavirus epidemic, has rejoined this Tuesday the daily meetings in La Moncloa of the Technical Management Committee of the current state of alarm, after saving a 15-day home quarantine for having tested positive for coronavirus last March 30.
10.50 A pharmacist from New York got to accumulate 200,000 masks before the crisis.
10.38 Metrovacesa secures payments for home purchases to clients affected by the coronavirus.
10.26 The creation of companies collapses 9.2% in February and adds two months in negative.
10.15 Health intervenes laboratories and private centers to control coronavirus tests and their prices.
The BOE published this Tuesday the order that intervenes in privately owned clinical diagnostic centers, services and facilities. It also indicates that the autonomous communities will have at their disposal those private centers that are not providing service in the National Health System and makes their staff available to them.
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10.05 The Vice President of the Government Carmen Calvo announces that has overcome the coronavirus. “I will join my work in person,” he wrote in a Twitter message.
I have overcome # COVID19 and after the convalescence I will join my work in person. Thanks to those who have accompanied me in one way or another. My support and solidarity to all who are going through these difficult times because #EsteVirusLoParamosUnidos
– Carmen Calvo (@carmencalvo_) April 14, 2020
10.00 China announces that the human clinical trials. Specifically, he reported that a trial prepared by the Wuhan Institute of Biology has begun, and another fruit of the joint work of several companies. This test will be carried out at 1,396 volunteers.
09.48 United Kingdom He will extend the confinement until May 7, according to the British press.
09.37 The Ibex returns from vacation looking forward to a comeback.
He IBEX 35 starts this Tuesday with increases close to 1%. After having closed on Thursday with a rise of 1.7%, the Spanish selective returns to the scene with the desire to come back and exceeds 7,100 points. The rest of the European stock markets also returned to activity with moderate increases, the French French CAC 40 registers a rebound of 0.9% and the German Dax adds 1.4%.
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09.26 Germany It exceeds 125,000 infected by coronavirus and is close to 3,000 fatalities.
09.15 The Government publishes an order for private healthcare to make all its means available to the autonomous communities.
The privately owned clinical diagnosis centers, services and health facilities must be available to join or reinforce the diagnostic circuits already in place as of this Tuesday, as well as to notify the competent health authority of the autonomous community of coronavirus cases detected.
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09.05 The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, it has advanced that it has already taken off heading to the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez airport a fourth plane with 80 tons of medical equipment.
08.55 Third day without deaths by Covid-19 in China, which continues adding “imported”.
08.45 The coronavirus pandemic leaves more than two million infected worldwide. Specifically, the Covid-19 leaves 2,019,320 infected people, 119,483 deaths and 448,655 people recovered in 185 countries and territories.
08.30 The Government plans to approve this Tuesday the postponement of the payment of taxes to May 20 to SMEs and self-employed
The Government plans to approve in the Council of Ministers this Tuesday a royal decree to establish the extension of the deadlines for submission and payment of quarterly tax declarations (VAT, Personal Income Tax and Companies) so that the self-employed and SMEs with a turnover lower than 600,000 euros can be submitted until May 20, instead of April, as confirmed by Europa Press in government sources.
08.25 The Government raises this Tuesday the ceiling of expenses of Transport to attend to the aid to the rent
The Government will approve at the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday the increase in the spending ceiling available to the Ministry of Transport so that it can face the housing rental aid approved for people who have difficulties in paying the payment of the rent for the crisis. This was announced by the head of the Department, Jose Luis Abalos, who recalled that the aid approved in this area will benefit some 450,000 citizens.
08.15 The Nikkei rises more than 3% thanks to the boost of digital commerce
08.00 The distribution of more than ten million masks continues in Spain
The Government continues this Tuesday the distribution of more than 10 million masks between the autonomous communities and cities before the resumption of non-essential activities, distribution that will last until next Thursday, and that this Tuesday opens in the communities where yesterday was a holiday for Easter. Today the distribution begins in the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, the Basque Country, Catalonia, Navarra, the Valencian Community and La Rioja, to end on Wednesday in Ceuta and Melilla.
The 10 million masks began to be distributed this Monday in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y Leon, Galicia, Murcia, Extremadura and Madrid, a community in which they are delivered in two time slots, morning and afternoon.
07.55 South Korea experiences little change in its numbers, but warns of new positives in cured patients
South Korea has not experienced major changes in the numbers of victims and victims of the coronavirus on Tuesday and has reported 27 additional cases, two more compared to Monday, but it has transferred his concern about the appearance of new positives in old patients.
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07.45 China confirms three local cases of Covid-19 in the province of Canton and 86 from abroad. It is the third day without coronavirus deaths in the country
The death toll in China remains at 3,341, after no deaths have been recorded in the latest balance sheet offered by health authorities. The number of positive cases is 82,249 so far, while 77,738 have been discharged. The number of imported cases has increased to 1,464.
07.30 The Government delays its 60,000 random analyzes due to “logistical problems”
Health said the study to map the prevalence of coronavirus in Spain would start this week. The autonomous governments do not know when, how or to whom these tests will be carried out, which were sold as determinants to design the “de-escalation” of confinement.
The Government has delayed the analyzes it planned to start this week on a random sample of 60,000 people to find out the prevalence of the coronavirus in Spain and to design the exit from the confinement. Sources from the Ministry of Health allege that the logistics process is being “finalized” and that the trial will start in “a matter of days”. But several regional officials from different communities assure Vozpopuli that they do not know anything about when, how or to whom these tests will be carried out.
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07.15 The coronavirus pandemic is approaching the two million infected worldwide
Specifically, the Covid-19 leaves 1,920,618 people infected, 119,687 deaths and 449,949 people recovered in 185 countries and territories. United States is the most affected country due to the pandemic, since it accounts for 582,607 positives, 23,628 fatalities and 44,261 healed. New York City remains the epicenter of the pandemic with 106,813 cases and 7,349 deaths.
Spain retains second position by number of infections, with 170,099 cases and 17,756 deaths, followed by Italy, which accounts for 159,516 infected people and 20,465 fatalities due to Covid-19. France It is in fourth position, with a total of 137,877 positives and 14,986 deaths, ahead of Germany, It has 130,072 infected people and 3,194 deaths from Covid-19. UK overtakes China and it remains the sixth most affected country, with 89,571 cases and 11,347 deaths from coronavirus.
07.00 Health already recognizes that another 1,484 people could have died from the virus
A report on Monday April 13 of the Carlos III Health Institute, an organism that organically depends on the Ministries of Health and Science of the Government of Spain, shows that between March 17 and April 11 there were 1,484 deaths from above the average of the last years that were not diagnosed with coronavirus. That is, in these 26 days there were a total of 17,858 more deaths than the previous year, when only those who died in the same period of time due to coronaviruses were 16,374.
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06.30 WHO predicts a “new reality” after overcoming the Covid-19 crisis, as the virus will not disappear
David Nabarro, the special envoy of the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for Covid-19 has assured this Monday that the population will need to get used to a “new reality” once the health crisis is over. caused by Covid-19, since the virus “will not disappear”.
Without a vaccine yet, the WHO expert has stressed the need to “be prepared” to “defend the most vulnerable” and “learn how to interrupt transmission.” “This virus will not go away. We do not know if people who have had the virus remain immune and we do not know when we will have a vaccine, “he told Radio 4, of the British public channel.
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06.15 India extends confinement to curb coronavirus until May 3
06.00 Abalos buys eight million masks from a company with no experience in sanitary material
The department headed by Jose Luis Abalos has unilaterally awarded this contract to Business Management and Support Solutions, a Zaragoza company dedicated to the execution of projects in Africa and which has not reported any activity since 2017.
The Ministry of Transport ordered the State Ports to purchase eight million masks to distribute among the rest of the state companies, Aena or Correos, taxi drivers, VTCs and carriers. The surprising thing is that the purchase of this shipment has been awarded to Soluciones de Gestion y Apoyo de Empresas, S.L, a company with no direct experience in the acquisition of medical equipment and dedicated to the execution of projects in Africa.
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