Spain is the country in Europe currently most affected by the epidemic resumption of the coronavirus.

Consequence: some districts of Madrid are again confined, which concerns 800,000 people.

Hospitals are worried about this recovery.


More than 51,000 new cases of coronavirus were recorded for Friday alone in Europe according to the WHO, and Spain is the country most affected by this recovery.

Madrid, where the number of positive cases is soaring, announced on Friday evening new mobility restrictions for 800,000 people, in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus, currently out of control in some neighborhoods.

Doctors and emergency workers deplore the lack of control over this recovery.


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Insufficient partial re-containment?

The inhabitants of the south of Madrid and of the dormitory cities in the suburbs will no longer be able to leave their neighborhood, except to go to work or in case of force majeure.

Meetings of more than six people are now prohibited, but this targeted and partial re-containment will be difficult to control.

He does not respond to the gravity of the situation, according to emergency physician Octavio Salmeron.

"It is a measure taken without ensuring that it can be really effective, so the situation will continue as well, as we had in March."


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The epidemic is now out of control in Madrid, the epicenter of the second Spanish wave in hospitals.

The situation is critical.

"We're not overwhelmed yet, but let's just say we're very worried because right now most of the people we have in this new wave are younger than in the first wave."

Exhausted medical staff

From nurses to family doctors and emergency room workers, the health workforce is exhausted.

"We barely had time to recover from the first wave that we are already taking the second," laments Raquel Carrillo, doctor at the Gregorio Maranon hospital.


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And faced with the magnitude of this second wave, the Congress Center in the Spanish capital could once again turn into a field hospital, as last spring.