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During a question-and-answer session in the Spanish parliament ...

Laura | April 30, 2020 close
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During a question-and-answer session in the Spanish parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez found little support from other parties, which has increased doubts as to whether MPs will support the government’s request for another extension to the state of alarm, which must be renewed every two weeks. Last week, he […]

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Spain’s government has announced a new timetable clearly ...

Laura | April 30, 2020 close
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Spain’s government has announced a new timetable clearly outlining who can go out and when from tomorrow as the country begins to relax lockdown restrictions. Health Minister Salvador Illa said that the fixed timetable will help to avoid overcrowding and the risk of Covid-19 contagion. Individuals wanting to do short […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced a four-phase ...

Laura | April 29, 2020 close
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced a four-phase plan to lift the lockdown enforced on the nation to control one of the world’s worst outbreaks of coronavirus with an aim to return to the ‘new’ normality by the end of June. The lifting of the strict measures will begin […]

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Spain’s Prime Minister Announces Coronavirus Deescalation ...

Moody | April 29, 2020 close
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has outlined his government’s plans for the deescalation of coronavirus confinement measures in Spain. These include ongoing mobility limits until the deescalation is over, potentially at the end of June, meaning people will, for now, still not be able to visit family members or their […]

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The Spanish Health Ministry has begun a serological survey on ...

Laura | April 28, 2020 close
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The Spanish Health Ministry has begun a serological survey on the Covid 19 virus in Spain. The plan was announced on 8th of this month, but was pushed back due to several delays. The survey will test around 36,000 families, some 90,000 people, for the coronavirus. A rapid test, which […]

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The number of daily coronavirus deaths registered in Spain was ...

Laura | April 27, 2020 close
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The number of daily coronavirus deaths registered in Spain was 288 yesterday, the lowest figure since March 18. This is a significant drop from Saturday, when the number of fatalities was 378. However, the data should be viewed with some caution, given that there has been regular underreporting of statistics […]

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Spain has the most coronavirus infections among healthcare ...

Laura | April 26, 2020 close
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Spain has the most coronavirus infections among healthcare personnel. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 20% of those infected here are healthcare professionals. In comparison in Italy that percentage is 10%, whereas in China it’s at 3.8% and in the USA at 3%. The Ministry for […]

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Spain’s daily coronavirus deaths fell to the lowest in more ...

Laura | April 25, 2020 close
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Spain’s daily coronavirus deaths fell to the lowest in more than a month yesterday, prompting the government to declare the most acute phase of the epidemic is over as it prepares criteria to ease one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns. The 367 registered deaths in the previous 24 hours represented just […]

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Insurance company Mapfre has estimated that the Spanish economy ...

Laura | April 24, 2020 close
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Insurance company Mapfre has estimated that the Spanish economy will contract by up to 10.7% this year due to the coronavirus crisis. This would lead to unemployment rates of between 18 and 23.5%, according to Mapfre’s calculations. Meanwhile the president of the Spanish Trade Confederation (CEC), Pedro Campo, has warned […]

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The government is working on a draft ministerial order that will...

Laura | April 23, 2020 close
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The government is working on a draft ministerial order that will come into force next week allowing parents to take their children out for the first time since the state of alarm was declared on March 14. Under the latest regulations being considered, one parent would be able to go […]

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The cabinet has approved more measures to support workers and ...

Laura | April 22, 2020 close
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The cabinet has approved more measures to support workers and businesses struggling under the stringent coronavirus restrictions. The package includes an extension of unemployment benefits and modifications to the tax code that should free up 1.1 billion euros to support small businesses and the self-employed. The cabinet also said children […]

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Spain already has one of the world’s highest death tolls from ...

Laura | April 21, 2020 close
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Spain already has one of the world’s highest death tolls from the coronavirus pandemic. But data indicating the true number of fatalities could be much higher is fueling public anger and could cause problems for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s fragile government. Spain’s total deaths rose to 20,852 yesterdayday. But the […]