What are the new coronavirus restrictions going into force in Madrid this weekend?

Meetings of more than six people will not be permitted across the region, while residents of the affected cities will not be able to leave their municipalities with exceptions such as getting to work


Reckless tactics

Madrid's regional premier, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, is alone in her insistence on a harmful legal challenge with no scientific basis


Madrid authorities warn that government’s coronavirus restrictions will cause ‘chaos’

The region will implement the measures from 10pm tonight, but is filing an appeal against them with the Spanish High Court


Labor market sets positive records in September, but employment still far from pre-pandemic levels

A total of 84,013 workers signed up with the Social Security system last month, while registered unemployment fell by 26,329 people. Around 700,000 employees remain on the government’s furlough scheme


New coronavirus restrictions in Madrid will be implemented tonight despite regional court appeal

The Popular Party premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso has resorted to legal action against the central government’s measures without the backing of her coalition partner Ciudadanos


Daily coronavirus cases in Spain fall slightly to 9,419, while fatalities rise to 182

While Madrid reported 35% of all infections, its figures improved with respect to Wednesday‘s numbers


Over 1.5 million Spaniards are either jobless or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic

A recent report shows that the hospitality, transportation and retail sectors have been worst hit, predominantly affecting Spain’s coastal areas


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 2, 2020