Spain needs “drastic measures” to tackle its “out of control” second wave of Covid-19 infections, the country’s health minister has warned.

“Very hard weeks are coming,” Salvador Illa told Madrid’s Onda Cero radio station on Thursday, just a day after Spain became the first nation in Western Europe to hit one million coronavirus cases.

Illa is set to thrash out urgent new measures to contain the virus in meetings with regional health bosses on Thursday afternoon. (RT)