Spain has begun 10 days of official national mourning lasting until June 5th, 2020, for Covid-19 coronavirus victims. Starting on Wednesday, May 27th, all flags on public buildings and naval vessels will be flown at half mast for 10 days to pay tribute to those who lost their lives to Covid-19. This is the longest period of mourning in Spain's democratic history since the leadership of General Francisco Franco that followed the Spanish Civil War.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez expressed his condolences and sorrow, urging citizens to pay homage to those who have died. As of now, over 237,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus alongside 27,117 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in Spain. New cases are still being recorded, and some officials say that though Spain is now on the road to recovery, the coronavirus outbreaks are still far from over.
Note: The statistics and numbers for this post were retrieved from the World Health Organization (https://covid19.who.int/) and Spain's Ministry of Health (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/home.htm). The first images was retrieved from the public domain and can be used for any purpose including commercial purposes without attribution. The second image is my own personal photo.