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Catalan premier announces decree to permit coronavirus lockdowns after judge blocks confinement order

A judicial ruling rejected the regional authorities' attempts to order citizens in the Lleida area to stay at home, given the fast-rising number of new infections in several municipalities

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Spain reports 73 active coronavirus outbreaks, six more in 24 hours

Here is an overview of the main Covid-19 clusters by region. Despite the rise in cases, health authorities say further confinement measures are not needed yet

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Coronavirus outbreak reveals shortcomings of Catalonia’s contact tracing system

Healthcare workers complain about a shortage of human resources and computer glitches as the number of positive cases continues to rise

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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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Catalonia may introduce home confinement to contain coronavirus outbreaks in Lleida

The Spanish Health Ministry has said measures should have been taken sooner to control the spread of the virus

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Spain’s ‘new normality’ – the new rules region by region

The state of alarm came to an end in most of Spain today, but now each territory can set its own regulations. Here is a rundown of what they are choosing to do

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Spain will do PCR tests on all close contacts of Covid-19 cases

A stricter protocol due to go into effect soon seeks to contain new outbreaks as the country emerges from a prolonged lockdown

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Spain’s macro study shows just 5.2% of population has contracted the coronavirus

The results of the second round of testing suggest the deescalation of confinement measures has not so far caused a significant resurgence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

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New coronavirus outbreaks in Spain inevitable, warn experts

As the country gradually eases confinement measures, epidemiologists say a spike in infections is likely and that more vigilance and testing are needed

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Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Spain at lowest level since March

The number of fatalities rose slightly on yesterday to 70, after three days around the 50-mark

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In Spain, Valencia stands alone in not requesting looser lockdown

Unlike most other parts of the country, the Mediterranean region has not asked the Health Ministry to move to Phase 2 of the coronavirus deescalation plan

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How Europe underestimated the danger of the coronavirus pandemic

A review of the minutes from a meeting of the continent’s top health experts in February reveals that there was little understanding of how great a risk Covid-19 posed to the population

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Madrid government overstates reliability of 100,000 coronavirus tests for health workers

An internal document says that the products are much less accurate than the regional premier has claimed, with one in three results false positives

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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

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Seniors in Spain may also be allowed to go out for walks from May 2

The news comes after the Spanish Health Ministry announced a significant fall in daily coronavirus deaths, with 288 fatalities in 24 hours

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Spain ranks first for Covid-19 infections among healthcare workers

Experts blame lack of foresight by authorities for the high impact of the coronavirus on Spanish professionals

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Spain sees new drop in daily coronavirus deaths, but total exceeds 15,000

A month after the outbreak began, the country is still struggling to find a reliable way to count the victims

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Why does Spain have the world’s highest coronavirus mortality rate?

Experts attribute the problem to a range of factors, including an aging population and slow early detection efforts

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Drop in intensive care patients brings hope to Spanish hospitals

The pressure on emergency rooms is easing, with healthcare workers optimistic that the lockdown measures are slowing the coronavirus outbreak

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Spain sets a grim new record with 832 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Fatalities reach 5,704 but the real figure could be higher as untested victims are not being counted, study finds

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Coronavirus is spreading faster and further through Spain than in Italy

Unlike the Alpine country, where 80% of deaths were in the same three regions, in Spanish territory there has been an accelerated rise in cases in regions that had not previously been affected

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In deadliest day yet, Spain registers 462 coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours

Madrid’s Palacio del Hielo ice rink could soon become a morgue for victims of Covid-19. The government expects the peak of infections to be reached this week

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Spain exceeds 1,000 coronavirus deaths with no clear idea if peak is close

“The worst days are on their way,” warned Health Minister Salvador Illa on Friday

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Spanish doctors prepare to make difficult decisions if intensive care units reach capacity

Officials admit the worst is yet to come as Spain exceeds 1,000 deaths and field hospitals start going up across the country

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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

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Lack of testing hampering Spain’s efforts to slow coronavirus outbreak

Medical associations warned weeks ago that more resources were needed to diagnose cases of Covid-19, which has proven to help curb the number of infections in countries like South Korea

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Spanish government puts private healthcare firms at the orders of the regions

Companies that are holding or that can manufacture health materials such as protective masks have been given 48 hours to inform the authorities on risk of fines for failing to do so