• Coronavirus: De-escalation in Spain: what can be done and when in each phase

The plenary session of Congress that tomorrow will debate and vote on the extension of the state of alarm focuses political activity. The Government works to secure a majority of 'yeses' and negotiates with Ciudadanos, PNV and ERC. As for the official figures of deceased that the Ministry of Health communicates every day, for the second consecutive day Spain fell from 100 deaths and the number remained at 59.

Coronavirus data in Spain

    * Healthcare no longer reports positives in antibody tests

    Total figures: 231,606 cases of coronavirus diagnosed by PCR, 27,709 dead

  • 66,302 in Madrid (8,863 dead)
  • 55,921 in Catalonia (5,956 deaths)
  • 18,512 in Castilla y León (1,953 dead)
  • 16,648 in Castilla-La Mancha (2,898 dead)
  • 13,422 in the Basque Country (1,466 deaths)
  • 12,458 in Andalusia (1,358 deaths)
  • 10,914 in the Valencian Community (1,370 dead)
  • 9,056 in Galicia (607 dead)
  • 5,503 in Aragon (838 dead)
  • 5,178 in Navarra (503 dead)
  • 4,024 in La Rioja (351 dead)
  • 2,948 in Extremadura (500 dead)
  • 2,369 in Asturias (317 dead)
  • 2,294 in the Canary Islands (153 dead)
  • 2,271 in Cantabria (207 dead)
  • 1,993 in the Balearic Islands (218 dead)
  • 1,556 in Murcia (145 dead)
  • 121 in Melilla (2 dead)
  • 116 in Ceuta (4 dead)
  • 149,576 people have been cured until yesterday
  • They have tested positive 51,090 toilets

08.56 Pedro Sánchez's attempt to extend the state of alarm by 30 days leaves him more alone than ever

The fifth and apparently last extension of the state of alarm as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis forces the Government to turn on the calculator. The last time an intense negotiation was already necessary to obtain the support of Congress, which was possible thanks to the support of Citizens and the PNV. Now, neither the vote of these two groups is guaranteed.

The suffering of the latest votes and the diminishing enthusiasm produced by the state of alarm among the opposition have led the Executive to propose a last extension of one month, and not 15 days, as until now. A "30-day" extension until the end of the de-escalation that, according to the first vice-president, Carmen Calvo, this Monday, in the Constitutional Commission of the Lower House, will be "radically different".

08.20 Trump takes an antimalarial drug without proven efficacy against coronavirus as a preventive

US President Donald Trump revealed Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for a week and a half, a powerful antimalarial drug whose efficacy against the coronavirus is not scientifically proven.

Trump has explained that he consulted with a White House doctor if he could take the medicine, but told him that it was not recommended for him, since he had not even tested positive for coronavirus. "I asked him what he thought. He said, 'Well, if you want,' I said, 'Yes, I want to take it,'" Trump himself said in statements to the press.

Trump is taking this medicine preventively along with a zinc supplement based on the good opinions of the health workers who are fighting the coronavirus epidemic in the first line and who have used hydroxychloroquine.

"Here's my proof: I get a lot of positive calls" about this drug. "So far it seems to be fine," said Trump. "It would surprise them how many people are taking it before taking (the coronavirus), particularly the front-line workers. I am taking hydroxychloroquine right now," he added.

08.07 Brazil surpasses the United Kingdom and is already the third most affected by the pandemic

Brazil has registered in the last 24 hours 13,140 new cases of coronavirus, representing a total of 255,368 infections in the country , and thus exceeds the United Kingdom, which was until then the third country most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic .

Regarding the number of deaths, Brazil has confirmed 674 new deaths in the last day, so that 16,853 people have already died from the disease in the South American country, according to the latest balance offered by Johns Hopkins University.

Brazil, which from the beginning was always the most affected country on the South American continent, has seen how in a few days it has been outperforming other countries, such as France, Italy, Spain and, now, the United Kingdom, in the number of infections. However, it is still sixth, behind all these countries, in terms of the number of victims.

07.40 The Spanish scientist at the forefront of the race for the Covid vaccine: "The first results are very promising"

The morning has started with hopeful news. Carlos Herrera has interviewed in his Cope program the Spanish scientist Juan Andrés, technical director of the American laboratory Moderna Therapeutics, who has announced an important step in the race to get a coronavirus vaccine.

The prototype has been tested on 45 healthy people, of whom eight have managed to develop antibodies that block the virus: "We could not be happier with the results, since we have reached the minimum number of antibodies that a person infected after their cure has. They are very promising. We have already been authorized to enter phase 2, when we will test it with 600 people and in early summer we hope to be in phase 3, where we will already have a sample with thousands of people. " If all goes well, the vaccine could be ready in the US in December and would arrive in Europe in January or February.

07.25 Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding

US President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to turn off the funding to the WHO if it does not make "substantial improvements" in the coming days, even assured that he could remove his country from the organization for its handling of the pandemic of coronavirus, which has already claimed more than 317,000 lives worldwide.

"If the World Health Organization does not commit to making substantial improvements in the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freezing of US funds to the World Health Organization permanent and reconsider our membership in the organization," the president wrote in a letter to the director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

"Clearly, you and your organization's repeated missteps to respond to the pandemic have been extremely costly to the world. The only way forward for the World Health Organization is if it can truly demonstrate independence from China," he added. the mandatary.

Trump had earlier accused the organization of being "a puppet from China."

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