If approved, Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez said it would be the last state of emergency.
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The Belgian government is suspending classes, shutting bars, restaurants and shops in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. The measures start midnight Friday until April 3. They mark some of the strictest measures outside of Italy.
The decision comes days after the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak in the country a "public health emergency of international concern".
Everything is in short supply, from basic medicines to bed space, as injuries add to the overstretched system that is close to falling apart, warn doctors and UNWRA.
UK households could pay up to £2,000 more per household per year in tax
Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said the number of cases had increased to 527 from 157 recorded in January, and that deaths had doubled from four to eight.