The nation of Spain, on Thursday, held a memorial ceremony at Madrid for over 28,000 citizens who had died due to the Coronavirus.
The King of Spain, Felipe VI, led the ceremony on Thursday.
Speaking at the event, the King stressed that those who lost their lives to covid-19 would always be remembered.
“The moral obligation is to always recognise, respect and remember the dignity of the deceased and the spirit of that admirable generation of Spaniards”, he said.
This was also confirmed in a tweet by Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom.
Adhanom lauded the Spanish government for flattening the curve, despite the havoc caused by the virus.
“I am deeply honored to join King Felipe VI, @CasaReal and Prime Minister @sanchezcastejon today to pay tribute to the Spanish ���� citizens who have lost their lives due to #COVID19 and the #healthworkers who fought the virus. Together, in solidarity!, he tweeted.
According to latest Worldometer figures, the nation has registered 304,574 cases and 28,413 covid-19 deaths.
Heavy representation from the European Union (EU), and the United Nations were said to have also graced the occasion.
Furthermore, relatives of the Coronavirus victims attended the event.
As of today, there are over 13 Million confirmed cases globally and over 400,000 deaths.
The SARs-like virus, which sprang from China, was first reported to WHO, late December 2019.