Spain coronavirus scare as patients ESCAPE hospitals before given all-clear

He branded them “irresponsible” today as he pledged they would be hunted down and forced back into quarantine. Local reports have pointed to the possibility they could face up to a year in jail if caught, charged and convicted of a public health offence. Sr Gonzalez, the Spanish National Police’s number two, said: “There are still a lot of people

» Read more

Spain hunkers down as government orders strict limits on public life

MADRID (Reuters) – Spaniards hunkered down at home on Sunday after the government imposed severe restrictions on public life to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, as cases of infection surged at a similar rate as in Italy. Spain, the second-worst affected European country after Italy, on Saturday ordered its 47 million citizens to stay indoors except for necessary

» Read more

Spain bans events with more than 1,000 people in coronavirus risk zones

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government has banned all public events with an attendance of more than 1,000 people in Madrid, two areas in the Basque Country and La Rioja in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday. In the rest of the country, the government will evaluate whether to ban mass-attendance

» Read more

Spain's foreign minister to meet Venezuela's Guaido

MADRID (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will visit Spain and meet the new foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Spain’s government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday, without providing further details of the visit. “Guaido is the interim president, and what our government has called for … is that elections be held in Venezuela and democratic processes be

» Read more

One killed in chemical factory explosion in Spain

TARRAGONA, Spain (Reuters) – One person was killed, another was missing and six were injured in an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in northeastern Spain, local authorities said. Black smoke billowed above the factory in Tarragona, following what rescue services called a “chemical accident”. However, authorities said there was no evidence of any “toxic cloud”. Two of the

» Read more

After court ruling, Catalan separatists get temporary badges as EU lawmakers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin received temporary accreditation as members of the European Parliament on Friday, a day after the European Union’s highest court issued a ruling with favorable implications for them. Previously unable to collect their credentials due to fears of being arrested by Spain, the two politicians, who live in self-imposed exile

» Read more

Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach unexpected deal to form a coalition

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialists and the far-left Unidas Podemos party agreed on the basis of a coalition government on Tuesday, just two days after a parliamentary election delivered a highly fragmented parliament. The unexpectedly fast preliminary agreement between two parties which recently refused to work together would require further steps including bringing in smaller parties and agreeing cabinet positions.

» Read more
1 2 3