Coronavirus: Hard-hit Spain's coronavirus outbreak 'slowing'
The growth in coronavirus cases in hard-hit Spain appears to be slowing, the country's foreign minister has told the BBC.
Another 6,400 cases were confirmed on Monday, the lowest increase in new cases for a week. The total of deaths reached 7,340 after 812 new fatalities.
It comes as a national lockdown expanded to instruct non-essential workers to stay home for two weeks.
Meanwhile, the doctor leading the country's response has tested positive.
Spain's latest national figures show that the virus' upwards curve appears to be flattening out, Foreign Minister Arancha González says.
Officials are hoping that the peak of the virus outbreak there is approaching, after which new cases and deaths are expected to decrease.
Catalonia, the Basque region and capital Madrid remain some of hardest-hit areas.
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