- Title: Military set up shelter for homeless to contain coronavirus in Barcelona
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) VIEW OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART OF CATALONIA AND 'FIRA BARCELONA', EMPTY VARIOUS OF MILITARY VEHICLES PARKED NEAR MUSEUM AND FIRA VARIOUS OF MILITARY SOLDIERS WEARING PROTECTIVE MASKS VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS LOADING KITCHENWARE VAROUS OF MILITARY TRUCK VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS WEARING PROTECTIVE MASKS MILITARY TRUCK PARKING MILITARY EXTERIOR OF 'COTTON HOUSE' HOTEL VARIOUS OF POLICE CAR PARKED OUTSIDE HOTEL VARIOUS OF POLICE CAR DRIVING TO HOTEL VARIOUS OF WOMAN WEARING MASK SEEN INSIDE HOTEL POLICE GUARDING HOTEL ENTRANCE TO HOTEL HEALTH STAFF SEEN INSIDE HOTEL POLICE CORDON NEAR HOTEL EXTERIOR OF HOTEL / POLICE CORDON
- Keywords: Barcelona Catalonia coronavirus in Spain empty streets lockdown
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69W4LJ
- Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:02:55
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) were setting up a shelter for the homeless in Barcelona on Monday (March 23) to contain the spread of coronavirus as Spain enters its second week of lockdown.
Police presence was seen outside a hotel that will be turned into a makeshift hospital as part of the 'Hostels for Health' initiative to host the less severe cases of infected patients.
The streets of Barcelona were unusually empty as the the number of cases registered in Spain rose to 33,089 on Monday up from 28,572 cases on Sunday (March 22).
The coronavirus death toll in the country has reached 2,182, adding 462 fatalities overnight, Spain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon told a news conference.
(Production: Jordi Rubio, Luis Felipe Castilleja)
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