CONFIRMED coronavirus cases have jumped to over 33,000 in Spain following a rise of 4,000 new patients overnight.

The new statistics mean the number coronavirus patients has now matched the number of Spanish citizens denounced, fined or arrested for breaking rules of confinement.

Spain’s Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande Marlaska, on Friday revealed that 31,100 people had been denounced and 340 arrested following the announcement of a state of alarm on March 14.

Grande Marlaska said Spain has imposed the ‘most drastic’ measures of all Europe and are among the most severe in the world.

It comes as police have revealed a number of silly excuses for breaking confinement rules, including taking a ‘goat’ for a walk and dressing as a dinosaur.

Police also announced they are cracking down on ‘weak spots’ in the rules, and will fine people caught travelling to a second home, using communal spaces in urbanisations and anyone driving with a passenger without due cause.

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