King Felipe offers Ibero-America the help of Spain to stop the coronavirus pandemic

King Felipe offers Ibero-America the help of Spain to stop the coronavirus pandemic

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King Felipe participates in the Council of Ibero-American Entrepreneurs (CEIB).

The king Philip VI has offered this Wednesday to the countries of Ibero-America the collaboration of Spain to slow the advance of the coronavirus in this region, which is currently in the focus of the pandemic, considering that the experience accumulated in the last three months “can be useful”.

“As a brother country, we put ourselves at your disposal to collaborate in these moments so complex and painful, “said the monarch during the meeting of the presidents of organizations that make up the Ibero-American Business Council (CEIB), which was held at the headquarters of the CEOE employers in Madrid and in which most of the Participants have done it electronically.

The fact that the health crisis hit Europe earlier than America, where the number of cases has progressively increased, has meant, according to Felipe VI, that the spread of the virus has not been parallel in time on both continents. “So I think that the experience accumulated by our institutions and professionals during the last months it can be useful for you “, he stated.

Latin America already exceeds one million infections, one sixth of the world total, and the 51,000 deaths, which has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to express its concern about the expansion of covid-19 in this region. Brazil is the second country with the highest number of infections, only behind the United States, with nearly 527,000 positive cases and 30,000 deaths. Neighboring countries such as Peru (170,000), Chile (105,000) and Mexico (90,000) are also among the ten most affected countries.