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Spain will honor the victims of the epidemic of the coronavirus on 16 July

The official ceremony in memory of the victims of the epidemic of the coronavirus COVID-19 will be held in Spain on 16 July, said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

"On July 16 held a state ceremony in memory of the 27 thousands of compatriots who died and in honor of those who fought on the front lines of the epidemic," said Sanchez, speaking in the Congress of deputies.

The ceremony will be attended by king Felipe VI, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Parliament David Sassòli, EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Josep Borrell, who Director-General Tedros Aden Hebraicus.

Spain is one of the most affected by the pandemic countries, victims COVID-19, according to official data, there were more than 27 thousand people.

A ten-day mourning period is the longest in the history of democratic Spain – took place from 27 may to 5 June.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.