Spain’s King Felipe VI renounces father’s inheritance over alleged Swiss bank accounts

Emeritus King Juan Carlos I has also been stripped of annual stipend in bid to distance the reigning monarch from supposed financial irregularities

Spain registers second-highest daily rise in coronavirus infections in the world

Madrid government believes fall in the number of new cases will only be seen in the region after 10 days of total lockdown

Time for the people to do their part

By implementing the state of alarm, the Spanish government is calling on us all to protect the most vulnerable members of society

Coronavirus deaths in Spain double in a day to reach 288, with more than 7,750 infections

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez holds video conference call with regional premiers, after state of alarm gives central government powers across the entire Spanish territory

Wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tests positive for the coronavirus

There was also controversy on Saturday when Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias attended a Cabinet meeting, despite his partner being infected

Spanish PM: “The measures we are going to adopt are drastic and will have consequences”

After a seven-hour Cabinet meeting, Pedro Sánchez announces the government’s plans after approving the state of alarm in Spain

Spanish cities of Seville, Granada and Córdoba cancel Easter processions in bid to slow coronavirus infections

The latest information supplied by the central Health Ministry puts the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 at 5,700, with at least 136 deaths from the Covid-19 disease

PM due to make statement after seven-hour debate on state of alert measures

Draft decree includes banning all journeys in Spain apart from travel to work or to buy food. The delay on Saturday was reportedly due to differences between the Socialists and their coalition partners, Unidas Podemos

Spanish government declares state of alarm

The measure will allow the authorities to limit the movement of citizens and to ration the use of services in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Cabinet will meet on Saturday to put the measure into effect for only the second time since Spain returned to democracy

Madrid region orders restaurants and bars to close from Saturday onward to slow coronavirus spread

Valencia follows suit, while Murcia confines several coastal towns for two weeks, blaming the move on a surge of Madrileños who are apparently making the most of the school closures to spend a few days on the coast

More Spanish politicians confirm they have been infected with the coronavirus

The leader of the far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, has announced via Twitter that he has Covid-19. The Spanish royal family has tested negative for the virus

Spain’s PM pledges millions of euros in relief for coronavirus emergency

Pedro Sánchez recommends remote working and the closure of schools across the country, not just in high-transmission areas

Ten million students told to stay home in Spain in bid to slow spread of coronavirus

Madrid mayor is considering closing bars and restaurants as cases in the region reach 2,000

Halfway measures

The European Union will not tackle the crisis of the coronavirus if it adopts insufficient initiatives

Valencia opts to postpone world-famous Fallas fiestas on coronavirus fears

The central government has decided to ban events with more than a thousand people in Madrid, Vitoria, Labastida and La Rioja

Secretary general of Spain’s far-right Vox party tests positive for coronavirus

Javier Ortega Smith was recently at an event that attracted 9,000 people in Madrid, where the number of cases of Covid-19 has risen sharply

Plunging stocks, remote work: The economic effects of the coronavirus in Spain

Experts warn that the global drop in supply and demand could severely affect the tourism industry

Coronavirus: A civic commitment

The situation in Spain could worsen; it’s up to public officials and citizens to ensure that the virus does not spread out of control

Madrid, Basque city close schools as coronavirus continues spread in Spain

The number of people infected doubled in the Madrid region in just 24 hours, with the nationwide count reaching 1,236 by Monday evening and the total death toll 30

EL PAÍS launches a digital subscription system

The daily is taking a major step to guarantee its future as a leading reference point in journalism

Spain reports three coronavirus deaths as infections continue to climb

Demand for face masks is skyrocketing and hospitals have introduced security measures due to theft of protective gear

Jailed Catalan politician released from prison to teach class at a Barcelona university

Oriol Junqueras, of the Catalan Republican Left party, is currently serving a 13-year sentence for his role in the 2017 independence drive

Spain recommends sports matches be played behind closed doors over coronavirus fears

The Health Ministry has also advised the cancelation of medical congresses and meetings in order to keep medical staff available

Catalan talks start with three hours of “therapy” about the origins of the crisis

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and regional premier Quim Torra were present at the first negotiations on the future of the region this Wednesday

Contempt for immigrants

Democratic, social liberalism is based on the principle that the market is there to serve the people. Not the other way around

Tourism industry bracing for economic impact of coronavirus

Businesses in Spain are eyeing events in Italy but say that it is too early to feel effects ahead of the Easter break

Spain reports first locally transmitted coronavirus case

A man in the Madrid region is in serious condition as the national tally rises to 17, confirming suspicions that the virus had been circulating for days without being detected