Spanish PM meets Madrid chief over Covid-19 measures, warns of ‘very tough weeks ahead’

The face-to-face between Pedro Sánchez and Isabel Díaz Ayuso signaled a thaw in months of frosty relations as both leaders insisted on the need for coordinated action against soaring transmission in the region


Catalan premier asks residents not to travel to Madrid due to rising coronavirus cases

Quim Torra also stated on Monday that he wants passengers arriving in Catalonia from the region via plane or train to be subject to temperature checks


Madrid’s Teatro Real forced to cancel performance after audience protests lack of social distancing

Patrons in the upper galleries of the theater say that up to 15 people were seated side by side in a row despite the risk of coronavirus contagion


Spanish triathlete lets rival cross the line first after making mistake at the finish

Diego Méntrida was just a second behind British competitor James Teagle, who became disorientated during the final meters of the race in Santander, northern Spain


Police will not issue fines in the first 48 hours of Madrid’s new confinement measures

Around 200 officers will carry out daily checks on 26 affected areas in the capital to ensure the coronavirus restrictions are being respected


Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia needs ‘miracle’ to meet 2026 completion deadline

Coronavirus restrictions have all but eliminated visits to Gaudí's iconic basilica, which is funded through entrance fees. Officials meant to finish in time for the centennial of the architect’s death


Protestors take to the streets to oppose new selective lockdowns in areas of Madrid, calling for regional premier to quit

Thousands of demonstrators assembled outside the parliament building on Sunday, to denounce measures that they claimed are “inefficient and discriminatory”


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El Roto cartoon, September 21, 2020