A healthcare worker wearing a protective face mask and suit transports a patient from an ambulance to the emergency unit at 12 de Octubre hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Cabinet to ‘hibernate’ Spanish economy in bid to avoid overload of hospitals

As expected, the government on Sunday approved a stricter lockdown across Spain, which will only permit essential workers to leave their homes

Coronavirus deaths continue to rise in Spain, with a record 838 in 24 hours

According to the latest Health Ministry figures, a total of 6,528 people have died, there are 78,797 confirmed infections, and 43,397 Covid-19 patients receiving treatment in Spanish hospitals

Opposition Popular Party backs stricter lockdown, but slams government “improvisation”

Spain’s biggest labor unions also support the move, but businesses warn of “negative impact” on companies

Pedro Sánchez makes his televised statement on Saturday evening.

Spanish government tightens lockdown to include all non-essential workers

“Do we have a deal, Pedro?”: an inside look at the clash at EU coronavirus summit

Spain’s balcony vigilantes: enforcing coronavirus lockdown rules with insults

Spain sets a grim new record with 832 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours


War economy

The battle against the coronavirus represents an existential challenge for the eurozone, and member countries must mutualize the solution accordingly


El Roto


Real unity in Spain

King Felipe VI’s statement to the nation has reinforced the collective desire to contain the coronavirus

Unreliability of new tests delays effort to slow coronavirus spread in Spain

Spanish PM secures congressional support to extend state of alarm

Don Rafael: The Spanish 89-year-old who fled a coronavirus-stricken care home in fear for his life

With 3,434 deaths, Spain now has more coronavirus victims than China

Why is the coronavirus killing nearly twice as many men as women in Spain?

Spanish police sing and dance to entertain children in lockdown

Coronavirus is spreading faster and further through Spain than in Italy

¿Qué? S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British Association of San Antonio, Ibiza

The surprising similarities between the ‘Spanish flu’ and the coronavirus pandemic

The Spanish illustrator who dissects politics for ‘The New York Times’

How to protect your physical health while working from home during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

Close friend of Spain’s emeritus king transferred $39 million from “donation” to a US bank

Spanish government applauds king’s reaction to financial scandal, but supports judicial probe

Spain’s King Felipe VI renounces father’s inheritance over alleged Swiss bank accounts

Spain records hottest winter of this century

Half of all Spaniards fear losing their jobs over coronavirus crisis

Spanish firms react to coronavirus with a wave of temporary layoffs, affecting more than 100,000 jobs

Spain announces €200 billion relief package against effects of coronavirus

EL PAÍS launches a digital subscription system

“We heard you”: Hospital workers in Spain show thanks for public applause during coronavirus crisis

Health centers have expressed their appreciation for the noisy scenes of gratitude that were organized to pay tribute to everyone working while the country is in lockdown

We are all neighbors

While it is too early to know the full extent of the fallout from Iranian General Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, there is no doubt that it will be significant

You want a coronavirus vaccine?

Be careful. Those who buy into con artists’ tricks do much more damage than con artists themselves


Populism. Polarization. Post-truth. These are the drivers of today’s politics

How is corruption like snow?

In English, the word ‘accountability’ means to take responsibility for one’s actions, but in Spanish there is no such term

“I have every right to burn and to break”: The Mexican woman seeking justice for her daughter’s murder

Marichuy Jaimes was killed in January 2016, launching her mother’s fight. A powerful video has surfaced online of Yesnia Zamudio's fiery speech against femicide

“There was no Reconquest. No military campaign lasts eight centuries”

Mar Menor: Nature’s payback

A saline lagoon in Spain’s southeastern region of Murcia has become a symbol of how a lack of respect for the environment can backfire. EL PAÍS traveled to what was once an idyllic spot to find out how things got this bad

Why I voted for Vox

Spain’s dying railroad towns: Trying to catch a new train to prosperity

Alleged fraudster ‘Little Nicolás’: “They sent me to a school where everyone was rich except for me”

Trash city: Why Madrid needs to take a stand against plastic

British journalist Charles Graham-Dixon looks at the ingrained use of this so-called ‘wonder’ material in the Spanish capital, from the supermarket to the local ‘frutería’

Why an American photographer is fighting for Madrid’s Romani community

Eco-friendly Barcelona: Trend or truth?

Why I’m joining the climate protests, and you should too

Why tourists are digging deep in Asturian mines

Discovering Chillida Leku and the magic of San Sebastián

EL PAÍS launches new application for cellphones

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