Coronavirus: Spain puts 200,000 people in Catalonia back into lockdown as cases rise

More than 200,000 people in northeast Spain have been put back into an enforced lockdown following several new outbreaks of coronavirus. Residents in the county of Segria, which includes the city of Lleida, in the Catalonia region, were told by authorities not to leave the area from midday (11am in the UK) on Saturday, and were given until 4pm local

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'A dream come true' as visitors return to Spanish nursing home

NAVALCARNERO, Spain (Reuters) – The sounds of tears and laughter rang through the Casaverde nursing home in Navalcarnero outside Madrid on Monday, as residents received their first visitors since the facility was locked down in March. Facing each other from opposite ends of two large tables pushed together to ensure adequate distancing, Pepa Plaza and her mother Josefa Vila enjoyed

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With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain urged foreign holidaymakers on Monday to return from July as one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns eased, though tourism businesses were sceptical about salvaging the summer season. The world’s second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, later imposing a two-week quarantine on overseas visitors. But that requirement will be

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Discontent bubbles in Spain even though coronavirus cases wane

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s fragile left-wing coalition won backing from political foes to extend a state of emergency on Wednesday as public protests simmered over the coronavirus’ damage to the economy and tough social restrictions. Even though deaths are slowing and Spain hopes to mostly lift a strict lockdown by the end of June, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wants to

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Some Spaniards to see lockdown eased as daily deaths fall again

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain registered its lowest daily number of coronavirus deaths on Sunday since mid-March and half of its population prepared for an easing of one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns, though not yet the residents of cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. Cyclists, joggers and walkers, many in face masks, packed bridges and streets around Madrid Rio park on

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Spain to let children take walks as coronavirus spread slows

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will allow children to go outside for walks from next weekend in a loosening of the country’s strict coronavirus lockdown, Health Minister Salvador Illa said late on Tuesday, amid mounting criticism that the government’s restrictions unfairly penalise the very young. The change came hours after the government first announced that young children, who are currently banned

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Spain's daily coronavirus deaths decline as testing increases

MADRID (Reuters) – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday promised more coronavirus testing to try to build on a decline in daily COVID-19 deaths that has allowed Spain to start tentatively reopening its locked-down economy. Officials hope that more testing will give a better indication of the areas where lockdowns can be eased further. “Spain is already one of the

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Spain sees lowest death toll in two weeks with 605 new coronavirus victims as infections continue to fall – The Sun

SPAIN has been given a ray of hope in the fight against the coronavirus as its daily death toll dropped to its lowest level in two weeks. In the past 24 hours there were 605 fatalities, the lowest number since March 24, which brings the total death toll in the country to 15,843, up from 15,238. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus

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