The authorities must pay the salaries of medical and security personnel, said Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Nadia Calvinho.
Spanish authorities explained that they could not suspend the collection of taxes in the country, as the state needs these revenues, despite the regime of high readiness, introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus of the new type. This was stated on Wednesday by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Nadia Calviño in an interview with radio station Onda Cero.
“This situation is exceptional, but it does not mean that we do not need revenues,” she stressed. – We cannot give up the normal functioning of the public sector”. “Public spending does not disappear,” added the Deputy Prime Minister. In particular, the authorities should pay salaries to medical and security forces.
The first case of coronavirus infection in Spain was recorded on 31 January, the number of infected people began to rise sharply after the outbreak was detected in Italy. In total, the kingdom was found over 94 thousand ill, 8 189 people died. Thus, the number of cases in the kingdom exceeded the number of detected cases in China.
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