Coronavirus: Catalonia asks Spain for help, doctors

One of hardest-hit regions reported over 2,000 deaths

02 April, 16:45

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 2 - The leader of Catalonia Quim Torra has asked Spain to help his region, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus emergency.

    Only a month ago, the Catalan government said it did not need the Spanish army but after 21,804 people tested positive for the virus and the victims became 2,093 - including 362 in retirement homes - Torra was forced to plead for help. ''If they can help, if any doctor can help us and come, we would be grateful'', the separatist leader told Radio Ser Catalunya. Torra complained he has not received testing kits from Spain.

    ''The Catalan government is providing 90% of resources, the Spanish 10%'', he added. The Spanish army has already intervened in Barcelona where it is sanitizing retirement homes and creating a hospital in a conference hall in the city.(ANSAmed).

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