CORONAVIRUS

Spain will have "practically zero" cases in a few weeks, says expert

The head of the infectious diseases department at the Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona believes the coronavirus crisis will be over before too long.

"El contagio en España será prácticamente cero en pocas semanas"
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There are encouraging signs that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has passed in Spain with the number of cases and people being admitted to hospital having eased considerably over the past few days, At the Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, there has been just one patient admitted to the intensive care unit and the vast majority of new cases have not been serious. "In a few weeks, we will be at the stage where the level of contagion is practically zero," the chief of the infectious diseases department at the Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Benito Almirante, said. 

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Almirante added that as well as an increase in the number of non-serious cases, most of those people who have tested positive for Covid-19 were attended to outside of hospital

On Saturday, Melilla became the first place in Spain to declare itself free of active coronavirus cases while Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stated that the country was through the worst of the crisis. "We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel," Sánchez said during a press conference.