Spanish PM warns of ‘tough months’ ahead during coronavirus crisis

In a public address on Friday, Pedro Sánchez called on citizens to limit all non-essential trips and social contact to avoid a repeat of the total lockdown seen in March


UK, Germany add Spain’s Canary Islands to safe travel destination list

The move fuels hopes of saving part of the high season on the archipelago, which has seen a sharp drop in tourists due to the coronavirus pandemic


Madrid announces new restrictions on social gatherings to curb coronavirus spread

Under the new measures, effective once the state of alarm expires on Saturday afternoon, meetings between midnight and 6am will be limited to people from the same household


Andalusia, Valencia announce curfews to curb coronavirus transmission

After a meeting of health authorities failed to produce an agreement on nationwide restrictions, Spanish regions are taking the initiative to limit nighttime activity


The nightmare facing Venezuelan tourists still stranded in Spain

Seven months on since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, 200 visitors from Venezuela remain trapped in the country, with many surviving thanks to the kindness of strangers


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


Several Spanish regions to propose curfew as country battles coronavirus surge

Valencia, Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha are in favor of nighttime confinements, but Madrid’s position remains unclear


More than seven million people in Spain now facing perimetral lockdowns

Experts say the restrictions on movement, many of which are already in place, will not be enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus without measures aimed at reducing capacity and social activity


Political poison

The limelight afforded to Vox’s radical ideas at the no-confidence debate in Spanish Congress casts a shadow on the country


Coronavirus cases in Spain top one million as pandemic accelerates

Country becomes the first in Western Europe to hit the symbolic figure while daily reported cases reach new record


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


At no-confidence debate, Spain’s PM urges opposition PP “not to fall into the abyss of the far right”

Vox leader Santiago Abascal launched blistering attacks against the coalition government, calling it “social-communist,” “criminal” and “illegitimate,” among other epithets


Confusion persists over curfew plans for Madrid once state of alarm expires

Meanwhile, Aragón and La Rioja have announced new coronavirus restrictions on movement in an attempt to curb infection rates


José Padilla, legendary DJ who defined Ibiza’s chillout music scene, dies at age 64

The Barcelona-born producer, known for his Café del Mar compilations, was struggling financially when he lost his battle with colon cancer


Ex-chief of Catalan police force acquitted of sedition over 2017 secessionist drive

Spain’s High Court has cleared Josep Lluís Trapero and three other defendants of all charges related to the events in Catalonia, which included an illegal referendum on independence


Vox’s motion of no confidence against the government: what you need to know about the two-day debate

The far-right party’s leader, Santiago Abascal, is running as a candidate to replace Socialist Party Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, but the bid is almost certainly doomed to failure due to lack of support from other groups


Spain reports highest cumulative number of coronavirus cases: 322.9 infections per 100,000 inhabitants

The latest report from the Health Ministry recorded 13,873 new diagnoses and added 218 victims to the overall death toll


Costa del Sol gangland shootings: ‘These people solve everything with guns’

Five incidents involving firearms in the last month underscore the problem of drug-related violence in parts of southern Spain


Italian mafia boss mistakenly released after his arrest in Barcelona

Spain’s High Court says it was not informed in time about Vittorio Raso’s ties to organized crime, and has issued a new warrant


Madrid region open to a curfew once current state of alarm expires

Sources from the regional government said they would want it in place from midnight to 6am, so that bars and restaurants could continue with their activity, but outdoor drinking and parties in private residences could be avoided


Spanish government considering nationwide state of alarm to implement a curfew

Health Minister Salvador Illa today confirmed the possibility was being studied, but stressed it would require the support of the regions and opposition parties such as the PP


Navarre declares perimetral lockdown of entire region to contain coronavirus spread

The regional government has also ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants after the incidence rate of the virus reached 945 cases per 100,000 inhabitants


Spain reports record 38,000 coronavirus cases in a single day, bringing total close to one million

The latest report from the Health Ministry included 217 new fatalities and indicated a rise in the hospital occupancy rate of Covid-19 patients


Excess deaths in second wave: 11,000 victims since July

The number of unexpected fatalities calculated by the National Statistics Institute in Spain is double the official coronavirus death toll. The total is nearly 59,000 since March


Why Spain will not ask for €70 billion of its share of EU recovery fund

With interest rates near zero and soaring public debt, the Spanish government would rather focus on the non-repayable grants than on the loans it is entitled to - and it is not the only one


With state of alarm set to end in Madrid, government looks for new ways to control coronavirus spread

The central administration is seeking an agreement on Covid-19 restrictions with all of the regions before the emergency measure expires on Saturday


‘The Lancet’ criticizes Spain’s management of the coronavirus crisis

Prestigious scientific publication says that ‘some regional authorities were probably too fast at reopening and too slow at implementing an efficient track-and-trace system’