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Coronavirus travel rules: when flying home means spending more on PCR tests than on plane fare

Many Spaniards living abroad are complaining about the hassle and expense of observing the new requirements introduced by their government ahead of the holiday season

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Spain sets new seven-day record for Covid deaths in second wave

The Health Ministry added 351 victims to the official toll on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of fatalities in the past week to 1,346

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Spanish government refuses a region’s request for home confinement

Asturias, in northern Spain, will instead close all non-essential businesses from Wednesday in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus

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Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Spain with nearly 21,000 reported in one day

The Health Ministry added 155 Covid-19 fatalities to the overall death toll, and put the cumulative incidence rate at 349 infections per 100,000 inhabitants

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More than 5.2 million Spaniards are now under coronavirus mobility restrictions

Experts warn that the public should expect a cycle of these confinements, and that infection rates will remain high unless there is a repeat of March’s strict lockdown

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Madrid, Health Ministry reach deal that could see the Spanish capital confined

The two sides have agreed that coronavirus criteria will be uniform for all cities in Spain with more than 100,000 inhabitants

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Spain reports 11,289 new coronavirus cases, more than 4,000 diagnosed in 24 hours

Health Minister Salvador Illa warns that “there are tough weeks up ahead for Madrid,” and that “it is necessary to act resolutely to take control of the pandemic in this region”

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Spanish Health Ministry finalizing agreement with regions to reduce coronavirus quarantine from 14 to 10 days

Minister Salvador Illa says there is a “broad consensus” for the measure with regional governments, and Catalan authorities have already announced they will implement the change from next week

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Health Ministry reports 31,000 new coronavirus cases detected this weekend, a third of them in Madrid

Nearly 170 victims have been added to the overall death toll, with more than 11,000 Covid-19 patients currently in hospital

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Catalan government eases coronavirus restrictions in Barcelona and Lleida

Gyms and cinemas will be able to reopen in both areas, while the confinement order in the ‘comarca’ in Segriá will be lifted

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Catalan leader warns of stricter measures if coronavirus continues to surge

Quim Torra has appealed to the public to act responsibility to help curb contagion, which he says has reached a “critical situation”

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Catalan government recommends residents of Barcelona and metropolitan area stay at home

The advice, which affects four million people in municipalities such as Badalona, comes as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the region

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Barcelona looks to restrict social activities in a bid to combat significant rise in coronavirus cases

A reduction on the capacity of restaurants, bars and the city's beaches is currently being considered by Mayor Ada Colau

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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”

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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”

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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

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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

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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