CORONAVIRUS

Spanish government does U-turn, will allow children aged 14 and under out for walks

Earlier in the day, the Cabinet had decided that minors would only be able to leave the house to go to the supermarket, pharmacy or bank with a parent or guardian

CORONAVIRUS

Spain to allow children under 14 on accompanied trips to stores, but not out for walks

Youngsters will only be permitted to leave the house for the same reasons as adults under Spain’s state of alarm conditions, which are the strictest in the world

CORONAVIRUS

Daily coronavirus deaths in Spain rise slightly to 430, but usual Tuesday increase is smaller than expected

Health authorities maintain the uptick does not affect the overall downward trend of the outbreak, with the rate of new infections holding steady at 2%

THE GLOBAL OBSERVER

Big problems, small leaders

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that leaders are, with a few exceptions, in over their heads in responding to the coronavirus and its economic debacle

CORONAVIRUS

Faulty batch of face masks prompts the isolation of more than a thousand Spanish healthcare staff

The Health Ministry has admitted that the lack of personal protective equipment since the coronavirus crisis began has led to infections among medical workers

CORONAVIRUS

The surprising similarities between the coronavirus and the bubonic plague

New research from the University of Barcelona looks at the parallels between the current pandemic and the disease that swept across the Byzantine Empire 1,500 years ago

CORONAVIRUS

Spain seeks refund for defective coronavirus tests, after replacement kits also prove faulty

The Health Ministry has canceled an entire order of antigen kits from Chinese company Bioeasy, after already sending back a first batch