Spain experiences first heat wave of the summer

The three-day spell will bring temperatures of up to 42ºC in places like the Basque city of Bilbao, which has not seen such readings since 1947


Catalan government eases coronavirus restrictions in Barcelona and Lleida

Gyms and cinemas will be able to reopen in both areas, while the confinement order in the ‘comarca’ in Segriá will be lifted


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, July 30, 2020


Spain records 1,153 daily coronavirus cases, the highest figure since May 1

According to the latest data from the Spanish Health Ministry, the number of new infections is back to where it was when Spaniards were confined to their homes and not allowed out even for exercise


Spain to release funds for mass grave exhumations

Government announces €750,000 in grants, nine years after conservatives slashed the budget for historical memory projects


Spain’s Covid-19 contact tracers: ‘All our energy is being put into containing the coronavirus’

EL PAÍS spoke with the professionals working around the clock to help curb transmission of the deadly disease