Spain records ZERO deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the first time since MARCH – The Sun

SPAIN has recorded NO new deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours – for the first time since March.

The country has been one of the worst-affected in Europe, with 27,127 deaths in total.

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But cases have been dropping – and today, the Ministry of Health announced a huge breakthrough in Spain's fight against the deadly bug.

The country reached a peak of 950 deaths on April 2, which was the biggest daily jump that any country had recorded at that point.

Officials began easing lockdown in early May.

But last week, an explosion of cases in one Spanish town was blamed on a birthday party.

All 20 people who turned up to the party caught the killer bug.

Despite that, the country is preparing to welcome tourists once again.

The country's 14-day quarantine for travellers will be lifted by June 21.

However, British holidays are still unlikely to happen any time soon.

Spanish Transport Minister Jose Abalos said the quarantine requirements will only be lifted earlier than the planned July 1 date so test runs can take place involving holidaymakers from countries with low coronavirus contagion rates.

In a slap-down for the UK's hopes of being among the first nations to return to the Spanish Costas, she said: “There the health situation still has to improve.

“For us it is important to guarantee that people arrive healthy and leave healthy.”

Spain’s state of alarm is due to end on June 21 after a sixth extension, meaning people can move without any restrictions.

Most of Andalucia, as well as all the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, are expected to enjoy a new easing of coronavirus restrictions in a week’s time.

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