14 Mar, 2020 @ 22:17
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WATCH: House-bound Spanish fill empty streets with applause for country’s medical staff

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HOUSE-BOUND Spaniards have filled empty streets with applause for the country’s medical staff.

The #AplausoSanitario challenge has filled social media with videos of streets from Madrid to Barcelona to Murcia at 10pm this evening.

It comes as coronavirus-hit regions in Spain have begun shutting bars, restaurants, business, venues, events and restricting travel.

On Monday, the government will take charge of autonomous regions and enforce a ‘state of alarm’ ordering people to stay at home.


Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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