Spain's prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, warned the country was 'far from victory' in its fight against the coronavirus. /Mariscal/POOL/AFP
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced an extension of the country's COVID-19 lockdown through May 9.
The restrictions have been in place for more than a month, as the country continues its battle against the disease.
Spain is one of the hardest hit nations by the COVID-19 pandemic, having recorded over 191,000 cases and fatalities exceeding 20,000.
Spain is one of only three countries that have recorded more than 20,000 COVID-19 deaths. The others are the United States and Italy.
The Health Ministry said the number of deaths in the country increased by 565 on Saturday, down from a rise of 585 on Friday.
Spain began easing the lockdown restrictions earlier this week, but Sánchez warned the country is "far from victory" in its fight against COVID-19.
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