Text and photos by David Alfaro, Spain
Spain on Friday joined the list of countries which declare a national emergency in their territory because of the health crisis that live by the outbreak of coronavirus.
President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, he declared the end of the day, emergency in the country, as a constitutional measure to respond to the situation. Until Saturday, The authorities confirm 5,753 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Spanish territory.
Exceptional measures including emergency, allow limit for 15 days the movement of people, temporarily seize goods, intervene industries and limit or ration the use of services or consumption of basic necessities.
Health confirmed so far 120 dead. Sanchez has not ruled out that Spain reach next week, "more than 10 thousand people infected ".
After the news of the state of emergency throughout the country, the streets of Madrid were emptied. Two of the emblematic of the Historical Center of the Spanish capital look bleak.
Around KM 0 at the door of the Sun in Madrid, the influx of people make this place the highest population density of the capital 16 thousand people per km2; as well as, in the Plaza Mayor, the low presence of people at rush hour in the capital is a insoloita image to one of the most tourist spots in Madrid.
The metro station Sol, the busiest of the entire Madrid metro system, its halls can pass daily average 194.000 users, today presented are practically empty.
today between 6 am y 7 am, is calculated 256,000 users less, which at the same time the previous Friday in the Madrid metro system, 45% users less than normal.