Europe Update

    Madrid rushes to complete pandemic hospital as Covid-19 second wave takes hold

    Issued on: 24/09/2020 – 13:28

    Madrid has requested urgent help to hire hundreds of foreign doctors to reinforce hospitals in the Spanish capital and police to enforce quarantines and issue fines, as the coronavirus pandemics second wave hits the city hard. Madrid accounts for more than a quarter of new Covid-19 cases in Spain, where the number of daily deaths and infections is now at levels not seen since May.

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    FRANCE 24s Madrid correspondent Sarah Morris tells us about a new hospital being built at top speed in the city that will specialize in pandemics, the first facility of its kind in Spain. The goal is for the €50-million facility, with its 1,000 beds, to be ready by November to help take on some of the burden of Covid-19s second wRead More – Source

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