A pedestrian walks along an empty street in the old village of Haro, northern Spain, Monday, March 9, 2020. Health authorities in the Madrid region say that infections for the new coronavirus have more than doubled in the past 24 hours
AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos
The country is trying to avoid an outbreak on the scale of Italy‘s current coronavirus outbreak.
In impacted regions, schools have been closed for two weeks, soccer games will be played without an audience, and some towns have been quarantined.
In Madrid, the Rioja region, and the northern Basque Country, gatherings of more than 1,000 were banned.
So far in Spain more than 1,600 have