Coronavirus

Public transport continues to operate at reduced levels. Minister of Transport, José Luis Ábalos, said that the national rail network was now carrying only around a thousand people a day. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] It came as Madrid-Barajas airport closed all terminals except for Terminal 4. Global and domestic demand for […]

The Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers has said that vehicle production and sales in the country has fallen significantly since the start of the state of emergency. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] 50,000 fewer vehicles are being produced on the nation’s production lines since the 16th March. Car sales are […]

A Spanish pharmaceutical company is beginning research and clinical trials using plasma from survivors of the virus in an effort to produce an inoculation against the virus. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] Trials in Spain have already begun with hospitals and Grifols researching whether blood plasma is an effective method [icon name=”external-link” […]

Spain reached two grim milestones yesterday, as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections passed 100,000 people, and the number of deaths in one day reached a new high. 864 fatalities were reported yesterday by the Health Ministry, bringing the death toll to 9,131. The total number of cases rose to 102,136. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak […]

A study from Imperial College London estimated that Spain has the highest infection rate in Europe, at around seven million people infected with the virus. However it says that the Governments pandemic lockdown policy and social distancing efforts have prevented 16,000 deaths. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] Across the continent, nationwide social […]

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda has amended its list of hotels that are remaining open nationwide to accomodate those who are in need of emergency accomodation, providing an essential service or are currently stranded and unable to return home. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] A total of 368 hotels […]

In the last 24 hours, 849 coronavirus patients have died in Spain – the biggest daily rise in the country. That takes the total number of fatalities there from 7,340 to 8,189 – although the percentage rise is slightly down on Monday. The number of confirmed cases in Spain stands at 94,417 – up 9,222 […]

The UK is committing £75m to help Britons stranded abroad by chartering rescue flights when there are no other routes available. NEWS: Partnership between the UK Government and airlines to fly home stranded British travellers. — Foreign Office 🇬🇧 (@foreignoffice) March 30, 2020 Up to a million Britons are thought to be stranded as airlines […]

The growth in the number of new coronavirus cases appears to be slowing, according to Foreign Minister Arancha González. Another 6,400 cases were confirmed on Monday, the lowest increase in new cases for a week. It comes as officials are warning that the peak period is rapidly approaching. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist […]

The director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Dr. Fernando Simón, has tested positive for coronavirus and is in home isolation. He was tested on Sunday night after developing symptoms of the virus, but is understood to be in good health. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] His deputy […]


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