In Spain flags are flying at half-staff on more than 14,000 public buildings in Spain as the European countris holds it first of 10 days of national mourning for the victims of the deadly virus.
On Wednesday at noon local time spanish king Felipe VI led a minute of silence for more than 27,000 lives that have been confirmed to be lost due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Pedro Snchez and other lawmakers participated from the Parliament, while other citizens and health workers also stopped activity to honor the dead.
The 10 day period is the longest national mourning declared in Spain since the restoration of democracy in the late 1970s.
Felipe VI, as Spain's head of state, is also planning to preside over a solemn ceremony to honor the dead once the country emerges from the strict lockdown rules.