Madrid announces new restrictions on social gatherings to curb coronavirus spread

Under the new measures, effective once the state of alarm expires on Saturday afternoon, meetings between midnight and 6am will be limited to people from the same household


Spanish government considering nationwide state of alarm to implement a curfew

Health Minister Salvador Illa today confirmed the possibility was being studied, but stressed it would require the support of the regions and opposition parties such as the PP


Madrid region open to a curfew once current state of alarm expires

Sources from the regional government said they would want it in place from midnight to 6am, so that bars and restaurants could continue with their activity, but outdoor drinking and parties in private residences could be avoided


Minister’s warning to Madrid government: ‘You can’t play with public health’

The ongoing battles between the two administrations continued last night, with regional premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso of the PP claiming Madrileños are being ‘held hostage’ by new coronavirus confinements


Madrid announces new restrictions on mobility to curb spike in Covid-19 cases

The new measures will affect 37 basic health areas in the capital and in other municipalities with a very high incidence of coronavirus


Madrid asks central government for help amid chaotic handling of coronavirus crisis

Deputy premier calls on PM Pedro Sánchez to “actively get involved,” and the latter suggests a face-to-face meeting with the regional leader


Chaos in Madrid, as regional government denies health chief’s announcement of new lockdowns

Sources close to the premier denied that any decisions have been made yet regarding stricter coronavirus measures, directly contradicting statements made earlier in the day by Antonio Zapatero


Madrid’s primary healthcare crisis: not enough doctors for so many patients

Regional leaders have pledged to invest €80 million to revamp an underresourced system, but professionals are skeptical as they struggle to cope with a second wave of Covid-19


Madrid to restrict numbers at social events and increase distancing in bars and restaurants

The central Health Ministry reported 1,200 new coronavirus cases in the region on Thursday, with a further 2,859 added to the historical series

Madrid to implement new coronavirus restrictions after pressure from neighboring regions

Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha are calling for coordinated action given fears over the exportation of cases from the capital, as took place in the first wave


Coronavirus cases in Spain jump eightfold since end of state of alarm

In the 40 days since the emergency measure was lifted, the number of new infections has risen from 334 to 2,789


Coronavirus patient, 28, in Spain’s ICU: ‘I wasn’t careful. I was walking around without a mask’

Vanessa Martínez never thought she was at risk of Covid-19; now she is having to relearn how to walk and brush her hair after spending 69 days in intensive care


The mystery of Madrid’s lack of coronavirus outbreaks

Despite reporting new infections every day, health officials claim there are only four clusters of related cases in the entire region, which has Spain's third-largest population


All of Spain will be at least in Phase 1 of coronavirus deescalation plan by Monday, government announces

The Madrid region will finally leave Phase 0, after two requests to do so were rejected by the Health Ministry. Castilla y León and Barcelona city will also enter this stage, which allows for social gatherings of up to 10 people


Spanish government announces areas that will move to the next phase of coronavirus deescalation

The administration has rejected the Madrid region’s request to transition to Phase 1, “opting to wait until its primary care detection system is more robust”


Health workers and unions at Madrid’s Ifema field hospital: “It’s a disaster”

The convention center in the Spanish capital was meant to help ease the strain of the coronavirus crisis, but staff complain it is overcrowded and poorly managed


Madrid hospitals saw one coronavirus death every 16 minutes on Monday

The Covid-19 disease caused 88 victims in a single day in the region, pushing health centers to the limit


Spanish Cabinet takes first step toward major overhaul of sexual assault laws

The legislation, which comes in the wake of the controversial ‘Running of the Bulls’ rape case, puts the focus on the issue of consent


Health experts concerned over unexplained coronavirus cases in Spain

In the municipality of Torrejón de Ardoz in Madrid region, a number of patients have tested positive for Covid-19 despite not having traveled to any country with a reported outbreak


Coronavirus cases continue to climb in Spain

Although around 119 people have tested positive for Covid-19, Spanish authorities have ruled out cancelling large events


Spain considers tougher measures amid rise in coronavirus infections

The Health Ministry has not ruled out restricting public gatherings if the community spread of the virus gets out of control

Sexism in sport

Spanish soccer fans to female referee: “Go wash the dishes!”

Eighteen-year-old Alexandra García was subjected to 90 minutes of sexist insults as she oversaw a junior game in San Lorenzo de El Escorial


Vox deputy offering ultrasounds to women outside Madrid abortion clinics

Far-right politician Gadór Joya has not confirmed how long she has been running the “Life Ambulance Project,” or how many patients she has persuaded to go forward with their pregnancies


Spain’s other “wolf packs” – what is driving gang rape culture?

Experts cite growing exposure to violent pornography at a young age as one of the determining factors in the increase in group assaults


“I can’t take it anymore”: How revenge porn pushed a Spanish woman to suicide

Co-workers recall what victim Verónica went through at the auto factory where she worked before deciding to take her own life


Suspect in sex video suicide case interviewed by Spanish police

The former partner of the 32-year-old mother of two, who killed herself after the explicit recordings were seen by her work colleagues, claims not to have shared the files


Spanish woman takes her own life after work colleagues share sex video

Prosecutors are investigating the case to see if the sender, and possibly the company that employed the 32-year-old mother of two, should be held accountable