Covid-19’s impact on drug manufacture in Spain: small molecule API dominates in Europe’s worst-hit country

19 May 2020 (Last Updated May 19th, 2020 17:01)

As of mid-May, Spain has the worst Covid-19 outbreak in Europe, only second to the US for disease prevalence worldwide. According to GlobalData figures, Spain has 269,520 diagnosed individuals and 26,920 confirmed deaths. In March, the Spanish government declared one of the strictest policies in Europe after announcing an over two-week-long state of emergency, where all movement was banned except to buy essentials, move and work.

A German tourist in the Canary Islands was the first confirmed coronavirus case in Spain, who it was assumed had contracted the virus from individuals who travelled to China at the end of January. Read more here.