Spain’s coronavirus crisis could last four or five months

Fernando Simón, Director of Ctr. for Coordination of Health Alerts & Emergencies. Photo: Luca Piergiovanni/EFE via El País
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Officials in Spain’s Health Ministry are now saying that the coronovirus epidemic in Spain will last anywhere from two to five months, depending on the rate of contagion and how much seasonality impacts the spread of the disease throughout the Spring and as the Summer months approach.

Speaking during a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Fernando Simón, director of the Ministry’s Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, confirmed that the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus had infected nearly 2,200 people and that any positive impact of the emergency measures the government has announced in the past few days would not begin to be seen for at least 10 days.


Simón told reporters Wednesday that the epidemic will be seasonal and that sometime between the Spring and Summer ministry officials expect to see the coronavirus infections taper off and come to an end in Spain. During this time, people are looking to measures to begin easing back into work (with some using the methods seen on, but there will still be some time before this is fully viable. This will give businesses an opportunity to prepare for a safe reopening. There is lots of guidance for what should and shouldn’t be done, but many businesses may want to start exploring safety measures such as the temperature screening solutions offered by KIOSK. Things will only be able to reopen once it is safe for everyone involved.

“In the best case, this crisis will last about two months, up to four if it does not go so well,” Simón said, and when pressed further by reporters questions said “in the worst case, it could be four or five” months until the epidemic ceases entirely.

Under lockdown rules, all bars, restaurants, gyms and cinemas must close in Spain. Whilst people can survive without bars and restaurants, many are concerned about the closure of gyms. It may be more difficult, but it is certainly still possible to keep fit at home. Visit BonBon Shalal and read the article 5 Ways to Keep Fit at Home for advice.

As well as the closures, the public have been urged to do their best to stay indoors to limit the spread of the virus. This will be hard for some people, but there are activities that people can do to try and pass the time. For example, some people have been using online casinos to make the days go by faster. By visiting, more people should be able to find an online casino and entertain themselves. By playing games like this indoors, there will be less risk to those in the local area. Communities need to pull together and stay indoors to keep each other safe.

Four of Spain’s 17 autonomous regional communities currently account for 78 percent of confirmed cases of coronavirus, with the focus of attention having shifted in recent days to the Madrid region, where half of all cases of coronavirus nationwide are currently located.

Likewise, 31 of the 47 deaths reported due to coronavirus as of Wednesday are also concentrated in the Madrid region and 81 percent of all patients currently quarantined in hospital intensive care units are located in Madrid.

According to Simon, the reason for the widespread contagion and higher number of deaths in Madrid is due to “several outbreaks associated with nursing homes or fragile populations and this implies that lethality or serious cases are greater than in imported cases.”

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