The Spanish Government has declared 10 days of mourning for the victims of COVID-19 starting Wednesday 27th May, the “longest official mourning in the history of the Democracy” and unprecedented by any other country. Flags on public buildings and navy ships will stand at half-mast until June 5th and King Felipe VI, as Spain’s Head of State, will preside over a solemn memorial service to honour those whose lives have been lost in the pandemic.