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26 Mar 2020

Covid-19 deaths in Spain top 4,000 as hospitals struggle

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has criticised EU countries for looking out for themselves in the early stages of the crisis and giving what she called an ‘only for me’ response.

She was speaking ahead of a vote by the European Parliament – casting their ballots from home – on an economic aid package worth 37 billion Euros.

Over 4,000 people have now died in Spain, where testing kits for the virus bought from China are having to be returned after failing to work.