OVIEDO, Spain 

Spain Friday has declared a state of emergency as coronavirus cases have surged beyond 4,200, with 120 deaths registered.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that the administration Saturday will decide on the measures to be taken under the state of emergency, which gives the government more power.

“This is only the first phase of combatting this virus … the next weeks will be very difficult,” said Sanchez.

Schools are already closed across the country. Madrid, Valencia and Catalonia will close all bars, restaurants and gyms as of Saturday.

Everyone in the country is being told to remain at

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