Here is some more about Spain’s latest record for deaths in a 24-hour period, which was announced just a while ago. It saw 864 more recorded in data released on Wednesday and comes after 849 people were reported to have died from the virus on Tuesday.
This is the fifth day in a row that Spain has officially recorded more than 800 deaths. The country has the second-deadliest outbreak in the world after Italy, and as of today it has become the third country to report more 100,000 confirmed cases.
Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has passed 3,000, after 138 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours.
There were 2,987 new cases in the same period, state media reported, bringing the country’s total to 47,593. Experts believe the actual figures are far higher.
This comes as Iran – which is battling one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks – reiterated its call for people to stay at home on the last day of the Persian New Year holiday, Nowruz.
Iranians normally celebrate it outdoors, having picnics in parks and the countryside.
But all parks and public gardens have been closed and police have been deployed to prevent people from entering them.