Spanish gov't declares 10-day public mourning for coronavirus victims

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Starting Wednesday until June 5, flags will be at half-mast in more than 14,000 public buildings across the nation as well as on the navy's vessels, the government announced.

King Felipe VI marked the occasion Wednesday by leading a minute of silence for Spain's 27,117 coronavirus victims, the fifth most across the globe.

It marks the beginning of an official 10-day mourning period in the country, which has been one of the worst hit nations in Europe with 27,117 coronavirus-related deaths.

The Spanish government is declaring a 10-day mourning period to pay tribute to almost 27,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus.

The total number of cases recorded since the outbreak began has also been revised down, and is now 235,400 - 372 fewer than on Sunday, it said.

Spanish regions have reported that the number of deaths in nursing homes, of both confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases, is close to 19,000.

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"In the weekly cabinet meeting yesterday, the Spanish government chose to consider work accident for all the people that have died and been infected by COVID-19 in the healthcare sector", she said from the capital, Madrid.

Opposition parties had criticized the left-wing coalition of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez for not paying homage to the victims.

"They should have declared the mourning days ago", Madrid resident Conchita Hernandez, 77, told The Associated Press news agency.

The daily numbers often include people who had died days or even weeks earlier, the ministry said.

And this week, the United States lowered its flags to half-mast for three days to remember its dead, who now number more than 98 200, the heaviest toll in the world.

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