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Spain deaths rise as WHO warns against easing curbs

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    Spain’s daily death toll has risen for the second day in a row - up by 757 compared with 743 on Tuesday. It’s far lower than the record 950 deaths reported on 2 April, but it shows the crisis is far from over in the country. Spain deaths rise as WHO warns against easing curbs
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Spain’s daily death toll has risen for the second day in a row - up by 757 compared with 743 on Tuesday. It’s far lower than the record 950 deaths reported on 2 April, but it shows the crisis is far from over in the country.

Infections also rose by the most in four days by 6,180 to nearly 147,000. Spain has more confirmed cases than any other European country.

The regional director for the World Health Organization, Dr Hans Kluge, said on Wednesday there were signs the outbreak was slowing in Italy and Spain. But he warned that the progress across the continent was “extremely fragile”.

Germany has not been as badly affected as other countries, with experts praising its widespread testing. Infections there now number over 103,000 and the head of the RKI public health institute has said there is definitely a positive trend, although it is too soon to talk about sounding the all-clear.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan says of the UK: "We are nowhere near lifting the lockdown".

Talks on how to help Eurozone countries badly affected by the coronavirus epidemic are suspended.

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