The script was written in Spanish, but to ensure the broadest possible appeal, it was translated into English and, then, recorded in English. A year later, that's changed.
Hotel Melia Sarrià in central Barcelona is one of eight hotels in the city taking patients straight from the wards of overstretched hospitals, and checking them into luxury suites.
At least 2,108 people died in the last 24 hours, a staggering single-day death toll.
Spain has reported over 15,000 deaths, second only to Italy, but in recent days the number of new infections has started to flatten.
The plan depends on testing millions of people to assure that the country can ease the lockdown without COVID-19 raging back.
“Don’t give yourself false hope – like thinking that after two or three weeks it will go away, and you will get back to your normal life.”
“We don’t know where it came from.”
"It doesn't feel like a normal flu."
In some cases, staff members had walked out after outbreaks were detected in their facilities.
“We have yet to receive the impact of the strongest, most damaging wave, which will test our material and moral capacities to the limit, as well as our spirit as a society.”