OVIEDO, Spain

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that the country will continue with its strict lockdown measures until at least April 25.

“Flattening the curve was our first objective. We’re getting close. But I ask everyone for sacrifice and resistance… The next objective is to reduce infections even more until the number of new contagions is lower than the number of people recovering each day,” said Sanchez in a televised address on Saturday.

Spain has the second most COVID-19 deaths and cases in the world. On Saturday, Spanish government data showed that 11,744 people have died from

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