Spain’s Balearic Islands to make face masks mandatory in all public spaces except the beach

Nine coronavirus outbreaks have been reported in the archipelago with 42 cases detected and 90 people under surveillance


Spain records 257 new coronavirus cases, the largest daily rise since May

Most of the infections were detected in areas with confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks, including Catalonia, Galicia and Aragón


Spain’s Unidas Podemos party pushes for sweeping migrant regularization

The junior partner in the coalition government has little congressional support for the move, which would also grant citizenship to foreign workers who provided essential services during the Covid-19 lockdown


As the weather gets hotter, Spain’s remote workers move to the beach

With the coronavirus crisis keeping employees out of the office, many are escaping the heat in second residences on the coast and in the mountains


Italian and Spanish PMs meet in Madrid ahead of EU recovery fund summit

The two countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic have a shared interest in overcoming resistance by member states who want to hand out loans rather than grants


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


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


No protocols, no guidelines: 71% of Spain’s health workers lacked means to fight coronavirus, poll shows

According to the survey, most professionals had neither adequate personal protective equipment nor proper instructions on how to manage Covid-19 patients


Spanish tourism industry feeling the loss of high-rolling visitors

The restrictions on travel into the EU have taken a toll on Madrid, Barcelona and Costa del Sol, which are popular with tourists from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and the US


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


Couples separated by coronavirus travel ban: ‘If I’m hit by a car, he won’t be able to come see me’

EL PAÍS asked people who are desperately waiting to reunite with their partners how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their plans and relationships


Final round of coronavirus study confirms that 5.2% of Spanish population has antibodies

A total of 10% of healthcare workers tested positive, while police and fire crews also saw higher than average incidences


A snapshot of new coronavirus outbreaks in Spain: Two ‘comarcas’ confined and two buildings in quarantine

Since the end of the state of alarm, spikes in cases have been detected in nearly all of the country’s 17 regions


Galicia ‘comarca’ becomes the latest area in Spain to be confined due to coronavirus outbreak

The measure has been taken in A Mariña in Lugo, with the region in full election campaign mode ahead of polls on Sunday


Catalan government confines residents of Segrià in Lleida due to rising coronavirus cases

The ‘comarca,’ which is home to more than 200,000 inhabitants, has seen outbreaks in several food companies, a senior residence and a hostel


Madrid reports first coronavirus outbreak, with five mild cases and 18 contacts under observation

The people infected are self-isolating at home and have not needed hospitalization. The Health Ministry today reported 17 Covid-related fatalities in the last 24 hours


Severity of coronavirus cases in Spain falls as infections spread through younger people

The percentage of patients requiring hospitalization has fallen from 25% to 8% in two months, while the average age of those infected has dropped from 60 to around 50


Madrid’s Teatro Real returns to the stage, with a socially distanced production of ‘La Traviata’

After more than 100 days of closure, the opera house pulled off a skilled return, with a full choir and orchestra observing the safety measures necessary in the Covid-19 era


The trauma left by Spain’s coronavirus lockdown: ‘I have never felt panic going outside until now’

Although the confinement measures have ended, many people still feel anxious about leaving their homes and are worried about the risk of contagion


Spain’s Conguitos candy pushed to rebrand ‘racist’ imagery

A campaign has been launched against the political incorrectness of the chocolate brand‘s mascot amid growing support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. EL PAÍS's El Comidista food blog looks at what's changing both in Spain and abroad


Spain reopens border with Portugal after three-month closure due to coronavirus

The move comes after the EU began to reopen its borders to 14 countries that have been approved by member states


Coronavirus cases jump under Spain’s ‘new normality’

The number of infections detected in the past week has risen to 1,978, compared to the 1,450 reported before the state of alarm was lifted


Spain may have access to Covid-19 vaccine by early next year, says science minister

Pedro Duque notes that the country is part of the EU team negotiating with drug companies, and that there are five Spanish prototypes underway


Spanish immunity expert on coronavirus: ‘Those who have tested positive for antibodies are protected’

Manel Juan, the head of the immunology department at Barcelona’s Clínic Hospital, talks to EL PAÍS about whether reinfection is possible and how long a person may be protected from the virus


Four ideas damaged by Covid-19

What do international cooperation, Washington’s prestige, fiscal austerity and globalization have in common?


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


Spain resorted to ‘gag law’ more than ever before during coronavirus lockdown

Within the first 75 days of confinement, the Interior Ministry issued nearly 1.1 million sanctions, up 42% from the amount handed out between 2015 and 2018