Madrid considering new restrictions on mobility and restaurant businesses

The region has also called for “urgent” support from Spain’s armed forces and more than 220 officers to enforce the selective lockdowns in 37 basic health areas


Spanish economy shrank 17.8% in the second quarter due to coronavirus crisis

The decline is the largest since the 1930s, but not quite as bad as the National Statistics Institute had anticipated


Spanish government pressures Madrid to take tougher action against Covid-19 epidemic

The central executive is trying to get regional premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso to leave more decisions in the hands of her health team


Spain adds 241 coronavirus deaths to official toll, the highest figure so far of the second wave

According to the latest data, 36% of intensive care beds are occupied by Covid-19 patients in the Madrid region, compared to the national average of 16%


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 23, 2020


‘It is easy to blame us for spread of Covid-19, rather than the people in authority’

EL PAÍS speaks with residents in districts affected by the restrictions on mobility about the rise in coronavirus cases and whether the new rules will be able to curb contagion