Spanish government to close all hotels and tourist accommodation amid escalating coronavirus cases

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The Spanish government has ordered that all hotels and tourist accommodation are to shut within seven days as Covid-19 cases rise.

This decision comes as Spain’s death rates jump more than a third from 209 to 767 with infections rising to 17,149.

A four-star hotel in Madrid has been turned into a medical care facility.

A lockdown has also been imposed by the Spanish government as well as a ban on leaving your house unnecessarily.

Spain in now the second worst-hit country after Italy.

-Sam Fitzsimons