Street Sanitation Efforts Underway in Spain as Death Toll Tops 500

City officials in Madrid, Spain, announced that they will enact a 15-day cleaning plan during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, focusing on sanitizing popular areas around the capital city until March 30, local media reported.

The sanitation plan for the public parks of San Sebastián de los Reyes, a municipality in the Madrid area, includes the periodic disinfection of the most typically crowded areas, including mass transit stops, sidewalks, and entrances to hospitals, clinics, and supermarkets, according to a news report.

This video, taken in San Sebastián de los Reyes, shows disinfection in a “critical urban area,” according to the San Sebastián city council’s Twitter page.

On March 12, the San Sebastián city council voted to suspend all face-to-face activity. Efforts since then have focused on the disinfection of public areas.

As of Wednesday morning, Spain had reported 11,309 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 509 deaths. Credit: Narciso Romero via Storyful