- Title: Relatives of coronavirus victims bid last farewell to loved ones
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) RELATIVES OF DECEASED PERSON HOLDING HANDS STANDING BY FUNERARY CAR AS WORKERS TAKE COFFIN OUT CLOSE OF RELATIVES HOLDING HANDS, WEARING PLASTIC GLOVES WOMAN CRYING RESTING ON COFFIN FUNERARY SERVICES TAKING COFFIN INSIDE CREMATORIUM MAN WEARING MASK HOLDING AND HUGGING WOMAN / FUNERARY CAR AND COFFIN IN THE BACKGROUND FUNERARY CARS QUEUING OUTSIDE CREMATORIUM FUNERARY SERVICES WEARING MASKS PUSHING COFFIN INSIDE CREMATORIUM COFFIN INSIDE CAR FUNERARY CAR ARRIVING AT CREMATORIUM COFFIN INSIDE CAR FUNERARY SERVICES WEARING MASKS PUSHING COFFIN INSIDE CREMATORIUM / DOOR BEING CLOSED MAN CLOSING DOOR FUNERARY CAR DRIVING COFFIN BEING CARRIED CAR OUTSIDE CREMATORIUM SMOKE COMING OUT FROM SMOKESTACK FUNERARY CARS SIGN READING IN SPANISH: "CREMATORIUM. LA ALMUDENA" VARIOUS OF FUNERARY SERVICES AND PEOPLE OUTSIDE CREMATORIUM FLOWERS / SMOKE COMING OUT FROM SMOKESTACK SIGN READING (Spanish): "CREMATORIUM, WALKING AND VEHICLE ACCESS EXCLUSIVELY FOR CREMATORY SERVICES" MADRID'S SKYLINE / CREMATORIUM EXTERIOR
- Keywords: Madrid coronavirus in Spain funeral crematorium lockdown
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69XR2F
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:02:44
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine,Editors' Choice
- Story Text: Relatives of a coronavirus victim bid their last farewell to their loved one at a crematorium in Madrid on Monday (March 23).
The family members were seen grieving as funerary staff wheeled the coffin into the crematorium. Funerals are not permitted under the lockdown put in force in Spain since March 14.
In Madrid, struggling with Spain's heaviest virus load, the municipal funeral home announced it would stop collecting bodies from Tuesday (March 24) due to a shortage of equipment. Private funeral homes are operating in the capital city.
The number of cases registered in Spain rose to 33,089 up from 28,572 cases on Sunday (March 22). This means health workers account for nearly 12% of the total.
The coronavirus death toll has reached 2,182, adding 462 fatalities overnight, the Health Ministry said. Health emergency chief Fernando Simon said 87% of those who had died were aged 70 or older.
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