Minute’s silence for senior citizens killed by Covid-19
A minute’s silence is set to be observed across Spain on Sunday night, as a mark of respect for the senior citizens who have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A message shared widely on WhatsApp and social media read: “On Sunday at 21:00 [CEST] we’ll offer a candelit minute’s silence on every balcony and terrace and at every window to pay tribute to all the elderly who are leaving us without the chance to say goodbye.”
5,982 people have died from Covid-19 in Spain, with figures released by the Spanish health ministry revealing that 86.2% of those who have passed away have been aged 70 or above.
Updated global coronavirus numbers
Here is an updated selection of this morning’s coronavirus numbers, correct at 11:10 CEST, according to Johns Hopkins University:
Spain: 73,235 cases; 5,982 deaths
UK: 17,315 cases; 1,021 deaths
US: 124,686 cases; 2,191 deaths
Italy: 92,472 cases; 10,023 deaths
China: 82,061 cases; 3,304 deaths
India: 987 cases; 25 deaths