IMMIGRATION

Spanish government to open new shelters in Canary Islands amid surge in migrant arrivals

More than 4,000 people have arrived in the archipelago since the beginning of the year, a sevenfold rise on 2019 figures

CORONAVIRUS

‘Superspreaders’ who infected 140 people could have caused coronavirus outbreak on Gran Canaria

The capital city of the Canary Island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, accounts for 58.2% of the active cases in the region

CORONAVIRUS

Switzerland introduces 10-day quarantine for travelers from Spain

The Canary Islands announce free insurance coverage for visitors who test positive for Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS

Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app

The new system, Radar Covid, which is designed to alert users if they have come into contact with a person with an active infection, will be trialed in the Canary island of La Gomera

IMMIGRATION

Spain’s Canary Islands struggling to cope with rise in migrant arrivals

Local NGOs say they are completely overwhelmed as the number of people arriving by boat increases sixfold compared to last year

CORONAVIRUS

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress overshadowed by coronavirus cancellations

Organizers say the global tech event will go ahead later this month, but as more and more firms drop out, a Friday meeting is likely to determine whether it gets postponed or even axed

CORONAVIRUS

Sony, Amazon pull out of Barcelona Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears

Several major tech companies have withdrawn from the annual event due to concerns about the disease, which has so far infected two people in Spain