July 26, 2020 / 12:11 PM / 12 days ago

Spain's coronavirus epidemic is under control, government says

FILE PHOTO: People queue to enter the beach, after Catalonia's regional authorities and the city council announced restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Barcelona, Spain July 19, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s coronavirus epidemic is under control, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, after the British government imposed a 14-day quarantine on all travellers returning from the Mediterranean country in response to a surge in new cases there.

Hospitals are coping well with the increase in infections and more than half of new cases are asymptomatic, the ministry said, adding that outbreaks in Catalonia and Aragon should soon be brought under control.

Writing by Nathan Allen; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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