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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s government defended its response to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday after official data showed the country had overtaken Britain to register the highest total number of cases in Western Europe. A healthcare worker wearing protective gear pushes a stretcher with a patient near the emergency unit of the 12 de Octubre hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina. “Appropriate measures are being taken to control the pandemic in coordination” with the regions, the government said in a statement, after experts questioned its policies. “The data shows that we are being very active in tracking and detecting the virus.” Full story

10 August