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Europe moves to limit social contact to household bubbles amid surge in coronavirus cases

The new restrictions are aimed at preventing a total lockdown and mean that people can only socialize with a limited number outside of their home

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What is behind the spike in coronavirus cases in Catalonia?

Experts blame the rising number of infections on the return to school, lifestyle changes and Barcelona’s relationship with contagion hotspots such as Madrid

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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

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Amid confusion over rules, doctors and health experts call on Madrileños to respect coronavirus restrictions

Specialists warn that residents may become more complacent about safety measures after the Madrid High Court struck down the perimetral lockdowns in the region

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Health Ministry reports 12,400 new coronavirus cases and 126 fatalities

Authorities call for Madrileños to act “responsibly” after restrictions on movement are struck down by the Madrid High Court

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Madrid, Catalonia reject deal to confine areas with high coronavirus contagion levels

Several Spanish regions opt out of a plan introducing stricter restrictions to curb soaring transmission

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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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As schools reopen, Spain sees highest spike in new cases of second Covid-19 wave

Madrid continues to be the region of greatest concern, with the cumulative incidence of the virus reaching 520 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

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“The mortality rate is the last thing to rise but then it’s very difficult to get it down”

Experts are predicting an increase in coronavirus fatalities in Spain three weeks after infections began to spike. The only solution to combat this, they all agree, is to reduce transmission

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Spanish health authorities support reopening of schools despite surge in coronavirus cases

According to the latest figures, more than 9,600 Covid-19 infections were reported on Thursday, the highest figure of Spain’s second wave

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Spanish government, regions agree that children over age of six will have to wear masks in schools

Under the plans drawn up by the Health Ministry, and which are being finalized today, education centers will only close if coronavirus transmission becomes uncontrolled, with quarantines for ‘bubble’ groups if cases are detected in students or staff

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Pressure on Madrid hospitals rising as Covid-19 cases surge in Spain once more

The Health Ministry reported 7,296 new coronavirus cases across the country on Wednesday, without counting data from the Valencia region

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Major coronavirus study in Spanish summer camps shows low transmission among children

The research project, which tracked 1,900 youngsters and monitors in Barcelona, found contagion rates that were up to six times lower than those among the general population

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Spain reports more than 7,000 coronavirus cases, overtaking the US in new infections

Madrid continues to register the highest number of positives, while the situation is improving in regions such as Aragón and Catalonia

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Ministry: Madrid must take ‘drastic measures’ if coronavirus cases continue to rise

Spain has now confirmed 405,000 positive cases since the epidemic took hold in March, with 46,000 new infections detected since last Monday

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Why is Spain being hit again by the coronavirus pandemic?

EL PAÍS spoke with experts about the rise in Covid-19 cases, which they blamed on a hasty deescalation process and said must be addressed with better contact tracing and data management

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With 7,039 new coronavirus cases in Spain, ministry warns: ‘Things are not going well’

Health official Fernando Simón explained on Thursday that while “the epidemic is not out of control on a national level,” it is in some specific areas of the country

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Coronavirus deaths reported by Spain’s Health Ministry beginning to rise

The number of Covid-19 victims in the last week stands at 131, a figure 11 times higher than that reported just a month ago and twice the number reported on Tuesday

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World Health Organization attributes travel restrictions on Spain to doubts about management of outbreaks

The comments from epidemiologist Bruce Aylward came on the same day that the country was confirmed to have the highest infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Europe

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New coronavirus cases in Spain begin to stabilize, but hospitalizations are rising

The Health Ministry reported more than 5,000 new infections on Tuesday, a third of them detected in the Madrid region

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Spain reports 37,000 new coronavirus infections in the last week

Madrid, Aragón and the Basque Country are at the top of the list for newly reported cases, with an 11% rise in total confirmed infections since the epidemic began

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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