CORONAVIRUS

Madrid reports first coronavirus outbreak, with five mild cases and 18 contacts under observation

The people infected are self-isolating at home and have not needed hospitalization. The Health Ministry today reported 17 Covid-related fatalities in the last 24 hours

CRIME

Two businessmen caught flooding Barcelona’s supermarkets with fake condoms

Catalan police say the individuals have sold 15,000 packs of the counterfeit products and 41,000 more without proper EU accreditation

CORONAVIRUS

Government, unions and business leaders sign deal to reactivate Spanish economy

The Cabinet today approved a number of measures, aimed at assisting ailing sectors such as the tourism and automotive industries, and financing the digital transformation of firms

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Fiscal reforms and hikes on highest rates of income tax ‘inevitable,’ says Spanish prime minister

Speaking in a television interview, Pedro Sánchez insisted that his government would see out its four-year term, saying that ‘the coalition is stronger than ever’

CORONAVIRUS

Severity of coronavirus cases in Spain falls as infections spread through younger people

The percentage of patients requiring hospitalization has fallen from 25% to 8% in two months, while the average age of those infected has dropped from 60 to around 50

ARTS

Madrid’s Teatro Real returns to the stage, with a socially distanced production of ‘La Traviata’

After more than 100 days of closure, the opera house pulled off a skilled return, with a full choir and orchestra observing the safety measures necessary in the Covid-19 era

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, July 3, 2020