Spanish Soldiers Help Disinfect Madrid Hospital


A unit from the Spanish armed forces disinfected a hospital in Madrid, Thursday, April 23, as the military makes an effort to help authorities combat the coronavirus pandemic.
READ MORE: Spain is one of several countries in Europe and Asia that are gradually easing their coronavirus lockdowns this week.

With one of the highest death tolls from coronavirus, Spain enacted strict social-distancing measures in mid-March. But with the number of infections and deaths now slowing, the prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has announced the kingdom is cautiously moving to relax those measures.

Spain allowed manufacturing and construction work to resume Monday with about 4 million workers estimated to have returned to work. Police handed out masks at transit hubs to returning workers.

As of Thursday, Spain has 213,024 confirmed coronavirus cases and 22,157 deaths.