Coronavirus: Spain records lowest death toll in six weeks

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The daily coronavirus death toll has reached a six-week low, according to data released by the health ministry.

164 people died from Covid-19 in the 24 hours leading to yesterday’s update, the lowest figure since the 18th March. The total number of deaths now stands at 25,264.

The news came as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced that masks will be compulsory on all public transport from today.

In a statement on Saturday, he went on to say that the government would distribute 6 million masks, mainly at transport locations, and give another 7 million to local authorities.

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He also said his government would approve a €16bn fund to help regional authorities deal with the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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