OVIEDO, Spain

Spain on Sunday reported 96 new deaths from coronavirus, the highest figure in a day, taking the toll to 288.

The Health Ministry said the number of confirmed cases has shot up to 7,553, a day after the entire country was placed under lockdown.

In a televised address on Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said no one will be allowed to leave their houses unnecessarily and security forces will patrol the streets to ensure the quarantine.

Shortly after the announcement, his wife, Begona Gomez tested positive for the virus, but is reportedly doing fine.

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