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Ireland Upgrades Its Travel Advice For Spain

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8:26 PM - 11 Mar 2020



The Department of Foreign Affairs has upgraded its travel advice for Spain after a significant number of new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed.

There are now over 2,300 cases of the virus in Spain – a rise of more than 600 in 24 hours.

There have been 49 recorded deaths in the country.

This evening the Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said the Government was upgrading its security status for the entire country to “exercise a high degree of caution.”

He said Irish people who are currently in Spain monitor developments closely and follow the advice of local authorities.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is also advising against non-essential travel to Madrid, Vitoria & Labastida in the Basque Country and also the Rioja region.

Earlier today the World Health Organisation said the COVID-19 outbreak should now be classified as a pandemic.

It said the number of cases of the virus had increased 13-fold outside of China in the past two weeks.

Italy is now the worst-affected country outside of China with nearly 12,500 cases and 827 deaths.

Nearly 200 people died in the country in the last 24 hours.

There have been 617 deaths in the worst-affected region of Lombardy.



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