Santiago Abascal and Macarena Olona from VOX test positive for coronavirus, last minute live

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23:14 SPAIN | The day of this Thursday, March 12, 2020, closes with 3,033 positive cases of coronaviruses diagnosed within the country, 84 deaths due to the virus from China and 189 medical discharges. The division of victims by autonomous communities is as follows:

1,388 in Madrid (38 dead) // 346 in Basque Country (9 dead) // 261 in Catalonia (6 dead) // 220 in The Rioja (2 dead) // 115 in Castilla la Mancha (1 dead) // 115 in Andalusia // 94 in the Valencian Community (1 dead) // 92 in Castilla y León // 92 in Navarra // 69 in Aragon (6 dead) // 64 in Galicia // 51 in Canary Islands // 49 in Asturias(1 dead) // 26 in Murcia // 22 in Balearics (1 dead) // 19 in Estremadura (1 dead) // 16 in Cantabria

23:00 SPAIN | A total of 14 autonomous communities have decided throughout this Thursday to suspend classes in all their educational centers, from nursery schools to the university through schools and institutes, to contain the spread of the coronavirus. All of them are added to the Community of Madrid and La Rioja, where there has been no teaching activity since this past Wednesday.

22:24: MADRID | The diagnostic test for coronavirus (PRC) will no longer be performed in the Community of Madrid on mild patients and will be replaced by a “clinical diagnosis” through primary telephone care or, if necessary, at home.

22:06 SPAIN | The Vox leader, Santiago Abascal, has tested positive for coronavirus. The Basque politician has confirmed that he has caught the virus on his official Twitter account. He has also announced that he has tested positive on Covid-19, Macarena Olona.

21:54: MADRID | The Minister of Territorial Administrations and Public Function, Carolina Darias from the Canary Islands (PSOE), has also tested positive for coronaviruses. She is the only companion of Irene Montero in the executive, at the Moncloa table only Salvador Illa separates them, who has been infected by the disease. Neither Pedro Sánchez nor Pablo Iglesias nor the rest of the ministers are infected, according to Moncloa.

21:35 BARCELONA | First municipalities closed to lime and stone in Spain. These are Igualada, Santa Margarida de Montbui, Ódena and Vilanova del Camí, all in the province of Barcelona, ​​where an important focus of coronavirus appeared last night in the Igualada hospital. The Mossos have been ordered, at nine o’clock at night, to prevent people from entering or leaving these municipalities. In total there are more than 65,000 affected citizens.

21:07 MADRID | The Moroccan authorities announced this Thursday the suspension until further notice of air connections and maritime passenger traffic to and from Spain, due to the new coronavirus.

21:00 SEVILLA | The Andalusian Government has decided to suspend from next Monday and for two weeks all teaching activity in schools in the community as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic. This decision, which could be extended according to the evolution of the epidemic, has been announced by the Chairman of the Board, Juanma Moreno, in an institutional statement after an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee for the Control, Evaluation and Follow-up of Special Situations.

20:50 MADRID | The Red Cross has launched a Contingency Plan against COVID-19 to contribute to the containment and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and among the measures, has launched an information campaign aimed at more than 400,000 people identified as especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. , among the 4 million people that it serves annually in all its programs (employment, education, environment, social inclusion): elderly, disabled or chronically ill.

20:28 MADRID | The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, described this Thursday as “very disappointing” the plan approved by the Government led by Pedro Sánchez in the extraordinary Council of Ministers to face the impact of COVID-19 in Spain and has demanded that “Grab the bull by the horns” and act, among other things, by establishing a “single command” for coordination of all administrations.

20:25 MÉRIDA | The Extremaduran government has agreed to suspend face-to-face teaching activity for students from 0 to 18 years old, as well as university and extracurricular activities, a measure that meets the recommendations of the Central Executive. This measure will apply from next Monday, March 16, and will last for fifteen days, a period of time that can be extended.

19:29 MADRID | The Association of Airlines (ALA), which brings together around 80 airlines flying in Spain, including 9 of the 10 with the most traffic, considers that the measures approved today by the Council of Ministers to deal with the impact of COVID-19 they are “completely insufficient” given the gravity of the situation in the tourism sector, and in particular in the air sector.

19:22 MADRID | The senator of the PP for Ourense María del Carmen Leyte has tested positive for the coronavirus, as confirmed by sources from the Popular Parliamentary Group. She thus becomes the first member of parliament in the Upper House to contract this disease, after it was announced that Deputies Ana Pastor, Javier Ortega-Smith and Carlos Zambrano also have coronaviruses.

19:17 MADRID | The General Council of Official Medical Associations of Spain (CGCOM) has asked that the availability of tests to diagnose the Covid-19 coronavirus be increased, that measures of social distancing be “deepened” in all the autonomous communities and that the Proper supply of all the safety products required by healthcare professionals to protect themselves from possible infections.

19:14 ROME | The death toll from the new coronavirus in Italy has exceeded 1,000 this Thursday, while cases have already exceeded 15,000. In total, to date there are 1,016 deaths, 289 more than the day before, while the number of cases amounts to 15,113, according to data revealed by the extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus, Angelo Borrelli.

19:10 SEVILLE | The mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, met this Thursday with the archbishop of Seville, Juan José Asenjo, and with the president of the Council of Brotherhoods, Francisco Vélez, to exchange information on the coronavirus and work together before Easter .

18:41 MADRID | The Islamic Commission of Spain (CIE) has recommended the closure of all the mosques in Spain and the suspension of the collective prayer this Friday, March 13 and next March 20, due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the moment, the Madrid Central Mosque, located in the Tetuán neighborhood, has already closed, as confirmed by the President of the CIE, Riay Tatary.

18:10: BILBAO | The PP has suspended its electoral campaign and will support the Basque Government in what it decides on the holding of the elections because “what we all want is for them to be held in peace”, said the PP + Cs candidate for Lehendakari, Carlos Iturgaiz.

17:15 CATALONIA | The Department of Health of the Generalitat has confirmed this Thursday 135 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, bringing the number of infected people diagnosed in 316 to 316, where six people have died since the start of this epidemic, while 25 are in serious condition.

17:00 DRIVING TEST | The exams to get the driving license will be suspended from this Friday, March 13 “until further notice” in the Community of Madrid, La Rioja and in the province of Álava, regions where most of those infected by coronavirus.

16:50 EDUCATION | Pedro Sánchez has asked the autonomous communities to temporarily close all their educational centers to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Until today, the communities of Madrid, La Rioja, the Basque Country, Galicia, Catalonia, Murcia, the Canary Islands and Navarra have decided to suspend teaching activity as a preventive measure.

16:45 NAVARRA | The Government of Navarra has ordered the closure of all educational centers in the Autonomous Community, from nursery schools and kindergartens to universities, for at least two weeks, starting this Monday. The Provincial Executive recommends that the closure be applied from this Friday, as reported through his Twitter account.

16:40 PEDRO SÁNCHEZ | Asked about the timing of the 8M celebration in the midst of an explosion of coronavirus cases, the president once again refers to “science” to justify the government’s actions.

16:35 PEDRO SÁNCHEZ | The shock package of measures to alleviate the economic consequences of the coronavirus will include the postponement and fractionation of tax debts for a period of six months without interest, which will inject 14 billion euros in liquidity to SMEs and the self-employed.

16:30 PEDRO SANCHEZ | On the situation in Madrid and the rumors about a closure of the Community to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Sánchez promises to act in agreement with the autonomous government.

16:20 PEDRO SÁNCHEZ | It has also announced that tax debt deferrals with the administration will be granted to SMEs affected by the coronavirus for six months without interest.

16:17 PEDRO SÁNCHEZ | Sánchez also announces an ICO credit line of 400 million euros for transport and hospitality companies, in order to alleviate the incidence of the crisis in the tourism sector.

16:15 PEDRO SÁNCHEZ | The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announces a “first package” of measures, with an injection of 2,800 million euros to the Autonomous Communities to reinforce the health care derived from the coronavirus.

16:11 SPAIN | The Ministry of Health has changed the criteria to consider a suspected case of suffering from the new coronavirus, of which more than 2,900 people have already been infected by now, including in it all those patients with acute respiratory infection of “any severity”.

16:03 WORLD VISION | The NGO World Vision has warned that the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic could be “devastating” in poor countries, which generally have “poorly equipped” hospitals and a “shortage” of health professionals to care for the hypothetical affected.

15:55 BOOK FAIRS | Book fairs in Spain such as Sant Jordi or Madrid are studying possible postponements due to the coronavirus epidemic, as explained by the technical director of the Spanish Confederation of Guilds and Bookstore Associations (CEGAL), Javier López.

15:47 BARCELONA | The Passió d’Olesa de Montserrat has issued a statement in which they have reported that the representations scheduled for March 15 and 21 for the coronavirus have been suspended, so they have postponed the start of the 2020 season «until the conditions allow it ».

15:40 PRIVATE HEALTH | The Spanish Private Health Alliance (ASPE), UNESPA and the Institute for the Development and Integration of Health (Fundación IDIS) have ensured that health coverage will continue to be given to Spanish patients affected by the new coronavirus.

15:31 PETS | The World Health Organization (WHO) has assured that “there is no evidence” that companion animals such as dogs or cats may be infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus, so they cannot spread it.

15:24 8M | The 8M Commission in Madrid, convener and organizer of the feminist demonstration that took place in the center of the capital on Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day, has defended that at all times they acted with “responsibility” and following the guidelines marked by the Ministry of Health, which did not cancel the march despite the situation of the coronavirus in Spain.

15:16 ECHENIQUE | The spokesman for Unidas Podemos, Pablo Echenique, asked his parliamentary group on Thursday to go into “self-quarantine” and that both workers and deputies work telematically after confirming that the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, has tested positive for coronavirus .

15:10 MARLASKA | Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska has canceled his trip to Brussels, where he planned to participate in the Council of Ministers and Home Affairs of the European Union that meets this Friday, March 13. This change in agenda has transpired after the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, has tested positive for coronavirus.

15:01 GREECE | The Greek Health Ministry has confirmed on Thursday the first fatality from the new coronavirus, a 66-year-old man who was infected during a religious trip to Israel and Egypt in February.

14:55 CIRCLE OF FINE ARTS | The Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid has suspended all its public activities, its workshops and its events, starting this Thursday, March 12 and until next March 26. Until that date, the screenings of the Cine Estudio and all musical shows will be interrupted and the spaces exclusively for members will remain closed.

14:47 GALICIA | The president of the Xunta and leader of the Galician PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, announced this Thursday that his party suspends all acts of pre-campaign for the autonomic elections from April 5 until next Monday and has asked the other parties to do the same .

14:40 IRELAND | Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced on Thursday the closure of schools and public institutions across the country, as part of a series of measures to combat the coronavirus that also include limits to crowds.

14:32 MADRID | The Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, and the Deputy Mayor, Begoña Villacís, will favor the press conferences in streaming and limit their appearances, always providing the information “necessary” for citizens, they have both transferred to a press conference after the Government Board of the capital.

14:25 CATALONIA | The President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, has announced that the schools, institutes and universities of Catalonia will be closed as of this Friday due to the coronavirus. At a press conference held at the Palau de Pedralbes, the Catalan chief executive announced the activation of emergency phase one of the PROCICAT plan, which also plans to reduce the capacity of public transport to a third.

14:17 MURCIA | The regional government has announced that the teaching activity in schools and universities is suspended from next Monday as a preventive measure against the expansion of the coronavirus, a disease that already has 29 infected in the Region of Murcia, 25 of them in home isolation and the rest admitted, one of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

14:10 MADRID | The Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid has suspended permits, vacations and librazas for the staff of the Madrid Health Service (SERMAS) until further notice due to the evolution of the epidemic caused by the coronavirus.

14:06 BLOOD DONATIONS | The Madrid Ministry of Health has called on the population to come to donate blood in the face of the “significant” fall in reserves, in order to cover hospital demand and reinforce the stock.

14:01 BURGOS | The mayor of Burgos, Daniel de la Rosa, has announced that the city will adopt as mandatory all the recommendations of the competent authorities for containment areas reinforced by the location of the municipal area, surrounded by towns or communities such as Miranda de Ebro, La Rioja or Madrid, where the number of infections has increased exponentially.

13:53 AIRBUS | The aeronautical manufacturer Airbus has confirmed the first case of an employee diagnosed with coronavirus in its Defense and Space division in the center of Getafe (Madrid).

13:49 SEMERGEN | The Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians today organizes a streaming and open session at 6:30 pm with the title ‘Special coronavirus SEMERGEN: Everything you need to know in Primary Care’. This session is informative as well as informative training for both professionals (including managers) and patients (general population).

13:45 IGUALADA | The Secretary of Public Health of the Catalan Government, Joan Guix, announced this Thursday that the outbreak of coronavirus concentrated in Igualada (Barcelona) has grown with 29 new cases and the total number rises to 49 affected in the municipality, of which 33 They are health professionals from the Igualada Hospital and three have died.

13:40 SPAIN | The Government of China has offered to collaborate with the Government of Spain to confront the coronavirus crisis that precisely began in the Chinese country. This has been confirmed by executive sources to laSexta.

13:37 SPAIN BALANCE | Contagion cases in Spain rise to 2,968, according to the latest Health data. The number of deceased rises to 84, and the number of discharges to 189.

13:34 COUNCIL OF MINISTERS | The extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers that will approve measures against the coronavirus has started at 12.45 pm on Thursday with the absences of the second vice president, Pablo Iglesias, and seven ministers, including the head of Equality, Irene Montero, who has tested positive in the COVID19 screening tests, government sources have reported.

13:30 CASTILLA-LA MANCHA | The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has agreed to issue a resolution in which it is agreed from this Thursday, March 12, to suspend cultural events with a capacity of 1,000 people or more, events or concentrations belonging to vulnerable groups and to close the centers for the elderly for a period of one month.

13:22 SPAIN | The Congress of Deputies closes all parliamentary activities for 15 days. An extraordinary plenary session has been convened for days 24-25 to validate the decrees that expire. It will be by telematic vote and only those who have to intervene will attend.

13:17 GALICIA | The President of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has announced that the region joins the list of autonomous communities that completely close all classrooms at all educational levels.

13:15 IRENE MONTERO | The Minister of Equality and ‘number two’ of Podemos, Irene Montero, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has reported that she is well and that she will continue to work from home, by telematic means. «I am going to stay at home with my family and carry out my work by telematic means until the health authorities indicate it. I feel good ».

13:07 VOX | Vox parliamentary spokesman, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, believes that members of the Congress Table should be quarantined after the positive for coronavirus from their second vice president and PP deputy, Ana Pastor.

13:02 ROYAL HOUSE | The Kings have undergone this Thursday the coronavirus test as a preventive measure indicated by the health authorities and their results will be publicly communicated, the Royal House reported. The decision has been taken based on recent public activities that have been maintained.

13:00 ADA COLAU | Ada Colau is isolated due to possible coronavirus. The mayor of Barcelona is in quarantine with 145 other municipal workers, including Deputy Mayor Janet Sanz, her number three, after five municipal workers tested positive for Covid-19. Thus are added the first deputy mayor, Jaume Collboni and councilmen Jordi Martí and Montserrat Ballarín, all three of the PSC.

12:52 MADRID | The “la Caixa” Foundation has decided to close the CaixaForum in Madrid and has communicated that it has detected a positive case among its center employees. The closure of the space has been taken following the measures adopted by the Ministry of Culture, which yesterday closed all state museums in the region. The measure will affect from today until further notice, according to the statement sent by the entity.

12:49 CATALONIA | The President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, said on Thursday that he does not rule out “no scenario” in the face of the evolution of the coronavirus crisis: “If we have to take any other measure, we will take it,” he assured. Everything indicates that it will close the schools from Monday.

12:45 MADRID | The vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, has indicated that the number of people infected with coronavirus will increase “severely” and has appealed to the responsibility and awareness of society. Following the line of the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, Aguado reiterated that over the next few days, “the number of infected will increase severely.” “The objective of the Government and of all of society should be to reduce the speed of contagion to avoid the collapse of the ICU. Your awareness, responsibility and civility are key ».

12:40 ALMEIDA | The Mayor of Madrid has announced a bonus in the IBI of the leisure, hospitality and commercial sector. In addition, the IAE bonus in the same sectors and in large stores and travel agencies. Almeida has asked that the 100 million early repayments be used to alleviate the coronavirus crisis. Civil weddings will be behind closed doors with bride and groom and witnesses and the possibility of postponing them is offered.

12:37 CATALONIA | The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Families has announced this Thursday in a statement that the centers for the elderly, civic centers and toy libraries of the Generalitat will close for 15 days because of the coronavirus.

11:33 VOX | Vox has asked the Government on Thursday to consider declaring the state of alarm for the coronavirus and has demanded that all resources be devoted exclusively to alleviating the crisis and helping health personnel and the state’s forces and security forces.

12:30 ALMEIDA | Almeida has announced tax measures in Madrid. Telework announces the entire City Council except essential services. It has also reported a reduction of 63 million in the municipal tax, an IBI bonus and a moratorium on the mechanical transaction tax. He asks that the money destined for early debt cancellation can be spent on the coronavirus. Flea markets are also suspended as the trail and there will be an extraordinary daily cleaning plus to ensure disinfection.

12:22 GLOBAL BALANCE | The pandemic of the new coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has exceeded 126,000 infections and totals more than 4,600 fatalities in more than one hundred countries, according to official data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

12:20 ALMEIDA | The Mayor of Madrid has offered a press conference to report on the coronavirus crisis. José Luis Martínez Almeida wanted to send a message to young people: «It is their time, that they show their courage, their commitment to the city. What we have now is not a vacation, it is a crisis, it is a pandemic
you have to avoid any concentration of many people ». Almeida has advanced that “there will be days with more and more cases of coronavirus, and strict observance will be essential.” He also announced that “from tomorrow there will be a decree by which any municipal worker who is not an essential service will be able to telework.”

12:17 BASQUE COUNTRY | The Basque Government has decreed the closure of all educational centers in the Basque Country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Until now, only the educational centers of Álava and Basalmeda had been closed, but the Executive has decided to extend the cessation of classroom teaching activity to all of Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa. The Minister of Health, Nekane Murga, will offer a press conference at 1:00 pm to reveal all the details.

12:15 BASQUE COUNTRY | The Basque Government is studying the possibility that recently retired doctors could rejoin to reinforce the health service “while the crisis lasts” for the coronavirus, as explained by its spokesman, Josu Erkoreka.

12:06 FOOTBALL | The League yields to pressure from Rubiales and suspends all First and Second Division matches for the next two weeks. In addition, UEFA plans to suspend all competitions.

12:00 SPAIN | The session of the Health and Consumption Commission scheduled for the appearance of the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, was called before the confirmation of a positive case of coronavirus in the Government.

11:55 MADRID | The General Directorate of Public Health has confirmed a total of 1,388 positive cases of coronavirus in the region. Among them are the 233 cases that are already in home telephone follow-up by professionals from health centers. Among the 1,388 positive cases are also the 38 deaths that the Community of Madrid has registered so far in different hospitals in the region, all with previous pathologies.

11:52 BARCELONA | The President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, has announced this Thursday that he will participate in the meeting announced by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, with presidents of autonomous communities for Saturday by videoconference to address joint measures to deal with the coronavirus.

11:45 COMMUNITY OF MADRID | The Community of Madrid has announced new transport measures that are added to the disinfection of the metro, train and buses. The doors of the cars will open automatically to avoid contact, and the entrance and exit doors of the stations will be open.

11:41 BASKETBALL | A Real Madrid basketball player has tested positive for coronavirus. The club has made the decision to evict the sports city of Valdebebas.

11:37 MADRID | The number of travelers in EMT fell 41% in absolute terms this past Wednesday compared to the previous one. If on March 4 EMT buses transported 1.7 million users, yesterday they brought 996,000 due to the coronavirus alert.

11:30 CASTILLA Y LEÓN | Castilla y León joins the Community of Madrid and suspends all classes at all educational levels from next Monday the 16th.

11:23 SPAIN | The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, postponed his appearance today in Congress to explain the coronavirus after Irene Montero’s positive test.

11:18 VOX | Vox has announced that they will not go to the Health Commission that is held today for the coronavirus. Thus, they want to follow the medical recommendation and not leave the quarantine after having already registered three positives in their own deputies.

11:10 WE CAN | From this moment on, the other meetings scheduled on the President’s agenda will be held electronically. The first to apply this criterion is the appointment this afternoon with the social partners. The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, will appear at a press conference before public opinion at the end of the Council of Ministers and the questions of the journalists will be telematic.

11:05 WE CAN | Preventive protocols have been followed for days at the La Moncloa Complex. Today the Council of Ministers, announced for 12:30 pm, will abide by these prevention measures sponsored by the health authorities. In accordance with the law, the Executive members whose presence is necessary for the approval of the Shock Plan in response to COVID19 will attend.

11:02 WE CAN | Following the established protocols, this morning diagnostic tests will be carried out on all members of the Executive. The results will be known throughout the afternoon and will be officially announced.

11:00 WE CAN | The Government reports that the Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, has tested positive for COVID19. The minister is in good condition and the second vice president, Pablo Iglesias, in quarantine for this situation, too.

10:50 BASQUE COUNTRY | The Basque Government is studying the possibility that recently retired doctors could rejoin to reinforce the health service “while the crisis lasts” for the coronavirus, as explained by its spokesman, Josu Erkoreka.

10:45 MADRID | National Heritage temporarily closes the palaces and monasteries in the Community of Madrid to the public as of this Thursday as part of the authorities’ recommendations regarding the increase in coronavirus cases in the region.

10:37 MADRID | National Heritage temporarily closes the palaces and monasteries in the Community of Madrid to the public as of this Thursday as part of the authorities’ recommendations regarding the increase in coronavirus cases in the region.

10:35 SPAIN | The Royal Decree-law that includes the exceptional consideration as a situation assimilated to an accident at work of the periods of isolation or contagion of workers as a consequence of the Covid-19 virus comes into force this Thursday.

10:30 SPAIN | The Royal decree law which includes the exceptional consideration as a situation assimilated to a work accident of the periods of isolation or contagion of workers as a consequence of the Covid-19 virus comes into force this Thursday.

10:23 NBA | The NBA has announced an indefinite suspension of the season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the new coronavirus.

10:20 SPAIN | The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has stressed that the Executive “will do what is necessary, when and where it is necessary” in coordination with the autonomous communities to stop the crisis caused by the coronavirus. Sánchez has reiterated this commitment in a message on Twitter hours before the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers, which plans to approve a shock plan on Thursday before the extension of COVID-19.

10:15 MADRID | The first two heifers in the Sales Square scheduled on March 22 and 29, which start the bullfighting season, and the management company of the venue, Plaza, 1 will proceed to return the amount of the seats sold.

10:07 SPAIN | Drastic measures to control the coronavirus have also reached Spanish prisons, where they have already begun to restrict visits to prisoners. Especially those in the areas most affected by the outbreak, such as Madrid, Álava or La Rioja. Officials have already been ordered to have protocols in place in the event of a riot, as control measures can cause conflicts among the prison population. Riots have been reported in Italy in at least a dozen prisons.

10:04 MADRID | The Peace Hospital It has set up a gymnasium to better serve patients with suspected coronavirus cases, by providing them with a separate room while their results are confirmed.

CHINA 10:00 | El Ministerio de Salud de China ha confirmado la muerte de 11 nuevas personas, lo que supone un total de 3.169 fallecimientos, a causa del nuevo coronavirus y el contagio de otras 15, sumando así 80.793, tras otro día de descensos en el número de casos que afectan al país asiático.

09:52 ESPAÑA | El presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, pretende dar un cerrojazo al Congreso de los Diputados para no celebrar Plenos de control por su controvertida gestión ante la epidemia del coronavirus. Tal es así que la presidenta de la Cámara, la socialista Meritxell Batet, ya lo deslizó el martes en la reunión a puerta cerrada que mantuvieron miembros de la Mesa del Congreso y la Junta de Portavoces, donde hubo un acalorado debate entre la propia Batet —y los socios del PSOE— por un lado, y la oposición por otro, según fuentes parlamentarias consultadas por OKDIARIO.

09:45 ITALIA | El primer ministro de Italia, Giuseppe Conte, ha anunciado el cierre de todos los comercios excepto farmacias y supermercados como nueva medida de contención del brote de coronavirus, que ha dejado ya 820 muertos y más de 12.500 casos en el país.

09:38 BARCELONA | La alcaldesa de Barcelona, Ada Colau, tenía previsto celebrar en la Ciudad Condal una concentración con más de 30.000 personas de todo el mundo para celebrar la feria de la marihuana. Una celebración que se ha visto obligada a cancelar a última hora por el riesgo existente de contagio de coronavirus, pero sólo después de las medidas extraordinarias del Gobierno en las aulas, los estadios y otros lugares públicos, como la suspensión de las Fallas .

09:30 ESPAÑA | Pedro Sánchez se reunirá este jueves con los secretarios generales de CCOO y UGT, Unai Deaf Y Pepe Álvarez, y con los presidentes de CEOE y Cepyme, Antonio Garamendi y Gerardo Cuerva, respectivamente, para promover el diálogo social y establecer un calendario oficial de reuniones.

09:23 COMUNIDAD DE MADRID | Isabel Díaz Ayuso ha hecho un llamamiento a que se cierren las discotecas de la autonomía para evitar la «concentración masiva» de personas, porque aunque afecta a los mayores todos pueden transmitir el virus.

09:15 SPAIN | Un informe de la Dirección de Análisis Macroeconómico del Ministerio de Economía advirtió al presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sanchez, hasta en seis ocasiones del golpe económico que se avecinaba por culpa del coronavirus. El informe, que hoy publica OKDIARIO, corresponde al mes de enero e incorpora algunos datos de los primeros días de febrero, es decir, que fue elaborado hace ya más de un mes por funcionarios del Ministerio de Economía. Pese a ello, el Gobierno sólo ha empezado a esbozar medidas económicas esta semana, tras pedirlo la OCDE, y a regañadientes.

09:07 BCE | El Consejo de Gobierno del European central bank (BCE) comunicará este jueves qué cambios realizarán en la política monetaria con el objetivo de atajar el impacto del coronavirus Covid-19 en la economía de la zona euro.

09:00 EEUU | The president of United States, Donald trump, ha anunciado la suspensión de todos los viajes desde Europa hacia el país norteamericano durante los próximos 30 días, a excepción de los procedentes de Reino Unido, como medida de prevención y control del nuevo coronavirus.

08:52 COMUNIDAD DE MADRID | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, ha avanzado que presentará este jueves un plan sanitario de actuación para los 102 hospitales de la autonomía que incluirá nuevas medidas de contención para atajar la situación provocada por el coronavirus.

08:45 MADRID | El Gobierno sabía ya varias horas antes de la manifestación del 8 de marzo en Madrid por el Día de la Mujer que el brote de coronavirus estaba disparado.  Sin embargo, en sus declaraciones públicas, el ministro de Sanidad, Salvador Illa, ha tratado en los últimos días -y en respuesta a las críticas- de ocultar esa circunstancia. Illa afirmó este martes que el cambio de situación se produjo «el domingo al anochecer», para justificar la celebración de las marchas feministas.

08:38 MEDIDAS ESPAÑA | El Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte ha suspendido temporalmente desde hoy las actividades de cara al público de museos como el Prado, el Reina Sofía o el Thyssen, así como de los archivos estatales con sede en Madrid y de la Filmoteca Española.

08:30 MEDIDAS ESPAÑA | El Gobierno se prepara para adoptar decisiones drásticas. Medidas con cortes de comunicación y aislamientos de zonas para evitar el contagio expansivo del coronavirus. Y ha diseñado ya un plan que cuenta con unidades del Ejército en labores de refuerzo. La función principal de control público seguirá recayendo en la Policía y la Guardia Civil pero, en caso de necesitar más efectivos, el Ejército podrá garantizar, por ejemplo, que las restricciones a la movilidad se cumplan.

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