Spain Declares 10-day Official Mourning for CCP Virus Victims

By Reuters
May 26, 2020Europe
Spain Declares 10-day Official Mourning for CCP Virus Victims
A black ribbon commemorating CCP virus victims hangs on the Puerta de Alcala in Madrid, Spain, on April 23, 2020. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

MADRID—The Spanish government declared a 10-day official mourning period from May 27 to honor the nearly 30,000 people who died from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic in one of the world’s worst-hit countries, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said.

People wearing protective face masks stand during a daily minute of silence to commemorate victims of the CCP Virus, at Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain, on May 26, 2020. (Sergio Perez/Reuters)

During the mourning period, flags will fly at half-mast all over the country’s public buildings and navy ships, she told a news briefing after a cabinet meeting.

The period will end with an official ceremony led by the head of state in remembrance of the 26,834 fatalities recorded in the country. Spain has reported a total of 235,400 confirmed cases of the disease.

By Inti Landauro

NTD staff contributed to this report. 

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