2020-03-17 14:10:01

Spain Locks Down & Nationalizes Private Healthcare as Coronavirus Deaths Double

Europe is the epicenter of coronavirus, and Spain now has the second-most cases in Europe, with more than 2,000 new cases in 24 hours and the number of deaths doubled.

Democracy Now! goes to Madrid for an update, where more than half of the country's cases have been reported. This comes as the Spanish government announced it is nationalizing hospitals and private healthcare companies to better manage the pandemic.

DN is joined by María Carrión, a freelance journalist and former Democracy Now! producer who is also executive director of FiSahara and co-founder of Nomads HRC, which focus on human rights in Western Sahara.

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