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Time for the people to do their part

By implementing the state of alarm, the Spanish government is calling on us all to protect the most vulnerable members of society


Coronavirus deaths in Spain double in a day to reach 288, with more than 7,750 infections

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez holds video conference call with regional premiers, after state of alarm gives central government powers across the entire Spanish territory


Members of the Spanish public face fines or even prison if they disobey lockdown rules

Police in Spain will set up checkpoints in the street to ensure state of alarm is observed


Spaniards take to balconies to applaud the professionals working to combat coronavirus

The noisy scenes of gratitude were seen across the country, after messages suggesting the initiative spread over messaging services such as WhatsApp


United Kingdom advises against all but essential travel to Spain in wake of coronavirus state of alarm

Airline Jet2 has canceled all flights to Spain, while budget carrier easyJet has warned of cancelations from March 17 onward


Spain’s state of alarm: the key measures that are now in place

The decree approved by the government on Saturday has immediately locked down the country, limiting the movement of citizens across the entire territory


Wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tests positive for the coronavirus

There was also controversy on Saturday when Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias attended a Cabinet meeting, despite his partner being infected