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Covid-19: More than half of Spaniards fear losing their jobs

At least 50,1 percent of Spaniards are afraid of losing their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Published: March 21, 2020, 6:27 am

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    According to an online survey conducted by the polling firm 40dB for Spanish daily El País, a majority believes it is likely that their company will have to shut down for the duration of the pandemic. In fact, Spaniards are more scared about the economic fallout of the crisis than about its impact on their health.

    The Bank of Spain on Friday has also warned that the economy will experience “an unprecedented disturbance”. The government has announced a €200 billion relief plan to combat the effects of the pandemic.

    Covid-19 fatalities in Spain jumped to more than 1 000 on Friday, with 19 980 people infected, the health authorities said.

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