Health Minister Salvador Illa at Friday's press conference.

Spanish health minister announces closure of nightclubs, bars in bid to slow coronavirus spread

Salvador Illa detailed a raft of measures that were agreed at a meeting with regional health officials, including a ban on smoking in public when safe distancing cannot be observed

Coronavirus infections continue to rise in Spain, with nearly 3,000 reported in 24 hours

A woman smokes at a sidewalk cafe in Galicia, which has banned smoking in all public spaces when social distancing measures cannot be respected.

First day of public smoking ban in Spain’s Galicia: ‘The measure benefits everyone’

EL PAÍS spoke to smokers and non-smokers alike about their opinions on the new restrictions aimed at curbing coronavirus contagion in the northwestern region

Meningoencephalitis outbreak sparks fear in Andalusia: ‘This is like the plagues of Egypt’

Catalonia will quarantine an entire class for 14 days if a coronavirus case is detected

Galicia, Canary Islands ban smoking in public areas as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

US to maintain 25% tariffs on Spanish cheese, wine and other products


Trump’s tweet and fascism

When the US president proposed that the November elections should be suspended on Twitter, he made it clear that the task at hand is to keep him in office some other way


The reliquary of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil

Our “new normal” cannot be a return to our old one, because this would mean erasing injustices like violence against women, structural racism and the genocide of indigenous people

Why are some people protected from Covid-19 without having contracted the disease?

How Spain’s face mask rules are being broken

On his 60th birthday, Antonio Banderas announces he has Covid-19

Spain overtakes UK’s Covid-19 case count

Medical experts call for independent review of Spain’s coronavirus response

‘Quarantennials’ – the babies born during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

Spain’s Basque region admits to second wave of Covid-19

Spanish PM refuses to reveal whereabouts of emeritus king Juan Carlos

How the fate of Spain’s Juan Carlos I was decided

What’s next for Spain’s emeritus king Juan Carlos?

How the departure of Spain’s former king was planned

Heavy rainfall and hail storms cause flash flooding in Seville

The town of Estepa was one of the worst affected areas, with the force of the water carrying away parked cars

Spanish department store withdraws ‘back to school’ ad after social media backlash

Prosecutors continue to probe allegations of money laundering involving a foundation linked to Juan Carlos I, who abdicated the throne in 2014

Judge calls members of Podemos leadership to testify after accusations of irregular financing

Spain’s PM asks for spirit of consensus to aid recovery

Court strikes down Madrid Central low-emission zone over legal technicalities

Spanish Congress approves new proposals for coronavirus recovery effort

The weekend that the creator of ‘The Wire’ spent arguing with Twitter users about Spain

David Simon got drawn into sometimes bitter exchanges about politics, Franco and the meaning of some choice Spanish phrases after Unidas Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias recommended his latest show

Spanish government preparing special unemployment payment that would benefit 550,000 jobseekers

Coronavirus crisis spells ruin for Madrid’s ‘Golden Mile’

Coronavirus crisis leaving entire families in Spain without work

Covid-19 crisis devastates Spain’s tourism industry

Catalonia’s ‘3% case’ brings political and business leaders close to trial

WhatsApp confirms 2019 attack on Catalan politician’s cellphone

Gibraltar seeks to keep EU ties after Brexit transition ends

The British Overseas Territory is not ruling out joining the customs union or the Schengen Area, but its future relationship depends on the UK and Spain

An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided

The real Covid-19 death toll in Spain: at least 44,868 victims

The problems Spain’s outdated data methods have caused during a 21st-century pandemic

ccu cgg cgg gca – The 12 letters that changed the world

The empowered women of the Spanish Middle Ages

New discovery fills gap in Atapuerca’s history of human evolution

Candiel, the alcoholic drink once given to children in southern Spain

The age of exploration: when Africa discovered Spain

Discovering Spain: Five little-known valleys in the Pyrenees

Five travel ideas to discover nature in Spain

José Ignacio Goirigolzarri: ‘Political conflict doesn’t save lives or create jobs’

The president of Spanish bank Bankia says politicians should make a concerted effort to understand one another

Antonio Huertas: ‘We have to break the mental confinement’

Ignacio Galán: ‘If we accelerate clean energy, we could create 300,000 jobs now’

Rafael del Pino: ‘We have to get people back to work as fast as possible’

Ana Botín: ‘Europe should understand that solidarity is not charity’

Fernando Simón: dissecting the public face of Spain’s coronavirus crisis

As the head of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, the 56-year-old doctor from Zaragoza, who turns up every day on his motorbike, found himself center stage during the pandemic in Spain

La Paz: a Madrid hospital at war against Covid-19

Coronavirus: The war of our generation

Višnja Pavelić: The daughter of a Croatian dictator who lived as a recluse in Madrid

¿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 Three Amigos

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

Four ideas damaged by Covid-19

What do international cooperation, Washington’s prestige, fiscal austerity and globalization have in common?

Parking lots, coughing and the pandemic

Bureaucracies tend to hide their mistakes, especially in authoritarian countries

What else is going on?

Covid-19 is our most pressing problem, but other events are highlighting important global trends

A personal blog about a global experience

US student Nell Snow was an intern at the English Edition of EL PAÍS in Madrid – until the coronavirus epidemic broke out and forced her to make some difficult choices

EL PAÍS launches new application for cellphones

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