Spain releases more funds to fight Covid-19 as cases keep mounting

Barcelona reports three times as many infections from one week to the next, while other regions make face masks mandatory


Catalonia adopts more restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

The regional government has confined the Segrià ‘comarca’ without detailing the measures, while L’Hospitalet has limited movement in three neighborhoods


Barcelona hospital chief: ‘The situation in Lleida has clearly gotten out of hand’

Epidemiologist Magda Campins admits she is “worried” about the rising number of coronavirus cases, and warns Catalonia does not have the monitoring capacity to deal with a second wave of the virus


Catalonia makes face masks mandatory in all public spaces

Starting on Thursday, violators will face €100 fines as authorities race to contain a large coronavirus outbreak in Lleida province


As EU prepares to reopen borders, Spanish experts stress importance of coronavirus safety measures

Epidemiologists share their recommendations to minimize the risk of contagion as the European Union agrees to allow visitors from 15 countries – but not the United States


Barcelona’s post-Covid club scene: Empty dance floors and face masks

Nightlife is returning to the Catalan city but with strict safety and hygiene measures in place to minimize the risk of coronavirus contagion


Coronavirus outbreak forces new area in Spain to reintroduce restrictions

Another ‘comarca’ of Aragón has been moved back to the previous stage due to a spike in infections among fruit pickers


New coronavirus outbreaks force first area in Spain to move back to a previous deescalation stage

Around 67,700 residents of Aragón were placed in Phase 2 of the government's plan on Monday, just a day after the entire country entered what has been dubbed the ‘new normality’


Catalonia to enter ‘new normality’ after lifting state of alarm

All of Catalonia has now entered the last stage before the beginning of the “new normality,” while the Madrid region remains in Phase 2


Spain prepares for next phase change of coronavirus deescalation plan

Madrid authorities have said they will not request to move to the final stage, but instead wait until the state of alarm comes to an end on June 21 and the entire country enters the “new normality”


Madrid and Barcelona will request to move to Phase 2 of coronavirus deescalation plan

Several regional authorities will also ask the central government for permission to enter the last stage before the beginning of the so-called “new normality”


Spain records single coronavirus death in 24-hour period

Despite the drop, the Madrid region is preparing for the possibility of new outbreaks as the country scales down confinement measures


Barcelona and its metropolitan area will see further delay to coronavirus deescalation

The Catalan government will once again propose to the central government that these zones should not yet move to Phase 1 of the process, but that the healthcare areas of Lleida, Girona and Catalunya should


Spanish mother after 11 days in intensive care: ‘I didn’t remember that I was pregnant’

Mili América Antelo had no recollection of giving birth or even that she was expecting twins after being admitted into hospital with Covid-19


All of Spain’s regions request moving to Phase 1 apart from Catalonia and Castilla y León

Madrid wants to relax coronavirus confinement measures, despite having been the worst-hit by the crisis


Scaling back confinement in Spain: More critical care beds and improved testing

Health authorities have issued guidelines for regions to follow to ensure coronavirus contagion rates continue to decline despite deescalation


As some Spaniards return to work today, experts debate whether it is still too soon

Some voices are warning of a possible spike in new infections, while others point to the economic risk for the vulnerable of extending the ‘hibernation’ of the economy


Inside a Barcelona intensive care unit: “There are no schedules in war, and there are none here either”

EL PAÍS visited Vall d'Hebron Hospital, which has Spain's largest critical patient area, to see how medical staff are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic


Spain’s intensive care units finally get some respite after coronavirus overload

Admissions in ICUs are beginning to slow after a fall in emergency room cases, but experts call for caution and for the public to keep their guard up


Catalan authorities confine 70,000 residents of four municipalities in bid to slow coronavirus infections

The measures affect the Barcelona towns of Igualada, Vilanova del Camí, Santa Margarida de Montbui and Òdena, and will be in place for at least two weeks


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


Spain detects 10 new cases of coronavirus in 36 hours

A new positive is reported in Seville, adding to the patients in Madrid, Catalonia, the Valencia region and Tenerife


Protestors target police in a fifth night of violence and chaos in Barcelona

On the margins of a peaceful march in the Catalan capital, there were more violent scenes on Friday, as youngsters surrounded the National Police HQ and threw rocks and steel balls


The underage migrants who changed Spain’s repatriation policy

A surge in complaints has led to more guarantees for the minors, but there is renewed political support for sending them back


How the streets of Barcelona have become a refuge for unaccompanied migrants

Rising numbers of minors and young adults who are homeless and in some cases are committing crimes have left the local authorities overwhelmed