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Country is in official mourning until 6 June

 Country is in official mourning until 6 June
/ EFE
  • This is the longest period of national mourning since the death of General Franco

Spain entered a period of official mourning for victims of coronavirus this week. The ten days started on Wednesday and ends at midnight on 6 June. It is the longest period of national mourning since the death of General Franco.

Flags outside public buildings will be flown at half-mast and those inside them will have a black ribbon attached. Naval ships will fly ensigns at half mast.

The government order announcing the mourning explained that, "it is good for a society that works together for the common good to show its pain together".

In a message, King Felipe wrote, "Spain weeps for so many thousands of fellow citizens that we have lost in this pandemic."

A minute's silence was held at 12pm on Wednesday.