Spain held a moment of silence at noon on Wednesday (6aET) to honor those who have died of coronavirus.

Live images broadcast on Spanish television channels showed businesses, markets, streets and the country’s parliament at a standstill.

The silent tribute marked the start of 10 days of national mourning, during which flags will fly at half-staff on all government and public buildings.

At least 27,117 people have died of coronavirus in Spain since the pandemic began, according to the country’s Health Ministry.