Spain declares 10-day official mourning for coronavirus victims

A rope holds a Spanish flag with a black ribbon on a balcony of a house after Spanish government declared 10-day official mourning for coronavirus victims, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, Spain, May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Spanish government declared a 10-day official mourning period from Wednesday to honour the nearly 30,000 people who died from the coronavirus pandemic in one of the world’s worst-hit countries, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said.

During the mourning period, flags will fly at half-mast all over the country’s public buildings and navy ships, she told a news briefing after a cabinet meeting.

The period will end with an official ceremony led by the head of state in remembrance of the 26,834 fatalities recorded in the country. Spain has reported a total of 235,400 confirmed cases of the disease.

If you want to be the first to receive the latest news on the coronavirus in Malta, download the Newsbook APP here.