Spain reported Friday 17 died of the coronavirus in a day, according to the ministry of Health, the largest daily number of deaths since 19 June.
Only five deaths had been reported Thursday. And the epidemiologist-in-chief of the Health ministry, Fernando Simon, had pointed out that only 24 deaths had been recorded during the preceding seven days.
These numbers have fallen at the time of the departure on holiday of the very many Spaniards and while Spain opens its borders on Saturday to the nationals of the 12 new countries, following the recommendations of the european Union.
Spain had already re-opened on 21 June its borders to nationals of the EU and of the Schengen area, as well as the British.
To cope with the influx of visitors, the ministry of Health has stressed on Friday that new reinforcements had been deployed in the airports of Spain, ” the control of arrivals of travellers “. They take the temperature of the arrivals and collect their personal data to be able to contact in the event of detection.
“650 professionals were added to the 600 who were already working in the Health outdoor “, announced the ministry.
Spain is one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, with at least 28 385 dead. But the authorities believe they have managed to control the contagion after a long and severe confinement.
The number of confirmed cases reached the 250 545 to 47 million inhabitants, according to the latest balance sheet of the ministry of Health.