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  • in Spain, the outbreak continues to spread fast.

  • There are now almost 14,000 confirmed cases with more than 600 deaths.

  • All hotels will close in Spain by next Tuesday.

  • In the foreign Office is urge British holidaymakers to return home.

  • Before then are Europe Correspondent David Gramatica's Is in Madrid for us tonight, Damien.

  • Sophie.

  • I'm talking fruit to you from the very heart of Madrid.

  • The city has about half of all Spain's cases, and this is the point.

  • The Axis, which the city's two biggest avenues cross and look, you could practically walked down them now.

  • Now, here they are starting to requisition hotels.

  • The 1st 1 here, Madrid will be taken over tomorrow by the government to be used for hospital patients so they can recover what's really concerning the authorities.

  • Their nightmare scenario is that the virus has found its way into care homes here, where some of the most at risk populations can be found.

  • As we saw when we visited one of the worst hit homes here in Madrid today, inside this Madrid care home, a 120 elderly frail residents and also now the virus in just a week It's taken a terrible toll here.

  • Every day, Hearses called each time another resident has succumbed from his home right across the street, Miguel Campos says he's watched the vans come and go 17 of them now, from my window, I've seen them.

  • They put the body bags inside and go directly to the crematorium.

  • They are trying to avoid any risk of contamination.

  • So the care home has been sealed off relatives to not allowed inside, even as their parents or grand parents have bean dying.

  • What's happening now in Spain's the scenario many Fear Cove in 19 spreading among the most vulnerable.

  • But today we watched as Carlos Winters trying to get in to see his mother.

  • Last he'd heard she has no symptoms.

  • This is her Jesus, a 89 years old celebrating in the home last Christmas with a staff member.

  • I couldn't get inside, he says.

  • I don't know what is going on in there.

  • I just want news about my mother.

  • When he tries to phone, it's constantly engaged.

  • Volunteers at the care home say there's Bean little assistance for the staff trying to fight the virus here.

  • We're worried because no one has yet come to sanitize this place.

  • In the surrounding streets, people are hunkered down part of what is now a nationwide confinement.

  • So this is what you find out.

  • All across Spain.

  • People shut it inside their houses, communities that have fallen silent because everyone is now acutely conscious of the dangers posed by the virus and only venturing out if it's absolutely necessary.

  • Spain only imposed these measures from last weekend, but given the viruses incubation period could be up to two weeks.

  • Cases continue to rise fast.

  • Another 2.5 1000 confirmed today.

  • Police are now enforcing the lock down more vigorous Madrid.

  • They've begun handing out fines to people who are outside without a valid reason.

  • It all means a strange quiet has fallen over the Spanish capital, a city stilled by the outbreak here, then Gramatica's BBC News Madrid.

  • While Italy is still the hardest hit country in Europe with more than 35,000 cases, the death toll has also surged again.

  • In the last 24 hours, by 475 almost 3000 people have died there.

  • In Germany, they have been over two of 1000 cases and 28 deaths tonight, Chancellor Angela Merkel has given an unprecedented televised address describing the virus is the country's greatest challenge since the Second World War.

  • In a moment, we'll speak to Jenny Hill in Berlin, but first that speak to Mark alone in Rome and another terrible day for Italy.

  • With this record rise in, the number of people have died in just 24 hours.

  • Yes, Sophie, today's figures take the number of deaths here just below that of China, the worst hit country and likely to overtake it tomorrow.

  • But the rial total maybe even higher, because in some nursing homes virus related deaths, deaths and not being recorded because the sick there are not being tested now in terms of the number of cases, well, that is rising by about 13% now every day, compared to 23% a week ago, so the rate is slowing.

  • But there is an urgent need to flatten the curve to help ease the pressure on hospitals.

  • The worst it hair area remains by far the north, where in some small towns, mortuaries are being used to store coffins on crematoria, working 24 hours a day now in terms of the restrictions across the country.

  • Italians are on the whole, still abiding by them.

  • But the government is considering whether to extend them even further, banning allow outdoor activities including, for example, going for a run or riding a bicycle.

  • One final thought.

  • Sophie, you see those pictures and videos of British supermarket aisles virtually empty?

  • That is simply not happening here in Italy.

  • There is virtually no panic buying, despite the fact that Italy's outbreak is far more advanced at the moment than that of Britain.

  • Italians are numb with shock, but they're behind behaving generally remarkably calmly on Jenny Hill in Berlin.

  • I mean Angela Merkel today giving this extraordinary address to the nation, impressing on people that they really must take this virus very seriously.

  • Yes, Angela Merkel said that the outbreak posed the greatest challenge to German society since World War two.

  • Now she addresses the nation every New Year's eve, but not once, not in 15 years of leadership.

  • Has she ever given a televised statement like this one urging Germans toe take this seriously and to abide by the restrictions which currently limits so much of daily life here?

  • The number of cases here in the last 24 hours has risen by 30%.

  • The health services, though arguably among the best resourced in Europe, are scrambling to prepare themselves.

  • There was an extraordinary note today from the government urging Universe hospitals on clinics, toe search, their stores and their basements for equipment which might now come in handy.

  • Economists are worrying to today BMW the latest big company to announce it's going to shut down production.

  • There are predictions that the economy of this Europe's powerhouse could shrink by as much as 5%.

  • Angela Merkel today said that the restrictions here in Germany have not Bean imposed lightly, but many fear the government will yet have to go even further.

  • And even as Mrs Merkel was urging her citizens toe keep their distance from one another to try and save lives, it emerged that people living in a small town in Bavaria have now found that they have had a lock down imposed on them.

  • They've bean confined to their homes.

  • Jenny Hill in Berlin on dMarc alone in Rome.

  • Thank you both.

  • President Trump says.

  • The United States and Canada have agreed to close there border to non essential traffickers.

  • All 50 American states registered cases of Corona virus for the first time.

  • Mr.

  • Trump also said that he was sending a U.

  • S Navy hospital ship to New York City, worst hit by the outbreak on North America, correspondent Nick Bryant reports in New York.

  • Right now, the rush hour is no more companies have been ordered to keep at least half of their employees at home.

  • A city known for its infectious energy.

  • A city that likes to boast it never even has to sleep is experiencing a form of enforced hibernation.

  • It's now ringed with dry through test centres as America's largest conurbation has also become a home to the country's largest corona virus.

  • Outbreak.

  • In this hospital ship will soon be setting sail for New York Harbor.

  • Is the city's medical facilities are overwhelmed?

  • In the coming weeks, it will desperately need extra beds.

  • Donald Trump described himself as a wartime president, thank you very much and continue to label Cove it.

  • 19 is the Chinese virus, something he's been forced to defend using this racist.

  • It'll no medical.

  • It comes from China.

  • That's what comes from China.

  • To be accurate, virus is paralyzing the American economy.

  • This was Wall Street tonight on as part of a mammoth $1 trillion stimulus package, the U.

  • S government wants to give immediate cash payments toe all Americans toe help them through the crisis.

  • The Trump Administration is one Congress that unemployment could reach 20% if it fails to act quickly.

  • That's almost double what it waas during the great recession that started in 2000 and eight on approaching the figure from the depths of the Great Depression in the 19 thirties, the 9 11 memorial.

  • There are no fresh flowers anymore.

  • This sacred place, inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives on September the 11th has also being sequestered.

  • This is fast become a global convulsion that looks like being even more consequential.

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