Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in Spain, with a total of 2,128 confirmed cases on Wednesday afternoon, double the slightly over 1,000 cases on Monday. 

So far, COVID-19 has caused nearly 50 deaths in Spain.

Madrid has become the focal point of contagion and home to over half of the country’s cases.

Today was the first day that all schools in Madrid were closed, and a government health official said it will probably take between nine and 10 days to see the effects of the new measures.

On Tuesday, officials also announced that gatherings of more than 1,000

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