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  3. Madrid monument honours medics who died of Covid

    Covid memorial in Madrid - inauguration, 18 Dec 20
    Image caption: Locals applauded the royal couple (centre)

    Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have unveiled a monument in the capital Madrid to more than 60 healthcare workers who have died with Covid-19 in Spain.

    The sculpture by Jaume Plensa stands in the northern district of Chamartín.

    Health Minister Salvador Illa and top Madrid officials also attended the ceremony. TeleMadrid news reports that some locals booed and jeered the health minister.

    Spain is among the European countries hit hardest by the pandemic, with a death toll of 48,777, according to official data.

    In September, Amnesty International reported that more than 7,000 healthcare workers had died with Covid-19 worldwide. The biggest death tolls were in Mexico (1,320) and the US (1,077), the report said.