The president of the Community, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, decreed today the official mourning for the more than three thousand deaths by COVID-19 only in this capital. The measure will take effect from this Monday, March 30.
“Having produced a large number of deaths and in recognition and remembrance of the deceased. As a testimony to the pain of the Community of Madrid in the face of the suffering of all Madrid residents affected by the pandemic, ”stipulates the decree.
The action will be mandatory “until further notice,” Díaz Ayuso reported through his official Twitter account.
Under the decree, the region’s flag will be flown at half-staff in all government buildings. Likewise, citizens will be invited to make a minute of silence in memory of the fatal victims of COVID-19, every day at 12 in the afternoon.
According to the latest data from the authorities, today the Community recorded 3,682 deaths since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as 22,677 cases.
The capital concentrates the largest number of deaths and patients due to the pandemic, but in all of Spain there are, until this Sunday, a total of 6 thousand 528 people who died, 839 in the last 24 hours, as well as 78 thousand 797 infections, six thousand 549 more than Saturday.