Spain: Health Minister warns of 'very hard' weeks ahead as country exceeds one million cases of COVID-19

Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa warned that 'very hard weeks' were coming in the country's fight against COVID-19, one day after the it registered one million cases. He made the statement during a joint news conference with Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function Carolina Darias and Director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies Fernando Simon in Madrid on Thursday. Simon referred to the fact that Spain has become one of the six countries that have recorded more than one million cases alongside the United States, India, Brazil, Russia, France and Argentina. The press conference followed a session of the Inter-territorial Council, which agreed on a measure «of coordinated response actions to control the transmission of the COVID-19» based on a joint four-level alert system for all the country's Autonomous Communities. Spain has recorded 1,026,281 cases of COVID-19 and 34,521 related deaths, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

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