Wife of Spain’s prime minister tests positive for virus

Spain’s government says the wife of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has tested positive for the new coronavirus

The others member of the Cabinet have tested negative.

The government informed the media of Gómez’s infection shortly after Sánchez gave a nationally televised address to announce a battery of measures his government will take to combat the pandemic during a two-week state of emergency.

Prior to the address, Sánchez presided at a seven-hour Cabinet meeting that was attended by all the ministers except for the two who had tested positive.

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