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The Spanish Government has said that it is proposing an extension to the ERTE scheme until next year. In a television interview yesterday, Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz said that the furlough scheme is likely to be extended until next year, instead of the current date of 31st December. She went on to say that the […]

The heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor, has gone into quarantine after a classmate at her school tested positive for covid-19, the royal household said on Saturday. The 14-year-old daughter of King Felipe VI will be tested for coronavirus like other pupils in her class. The King and Queen Letizia are to continue their […]

Policia Local in Alicante have arrested the owners of a bar in the city that was open at 3am, after officers were assaulted when they were in process of closing the establishment down. Officers arrived at the bar on calle Primavera after reports of it being opened after permitted hours – all bars in the […]

The total number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic over the last seven days stands at 249, according to the latest data released by the health ministry. 71 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 29,699. Infections also continue to rise, with a further 4137 new cases confirmed […]

Regions across Spain have come to agreement with central Government over the planned nationwide vaccination strategy for the coronavirus. In discussions held with regional ministers, plans have been confirmed for a standardised vaccination plan, as well as a registry of those who have received the vaccine. The plans were agreed following on from the latest […]

Spain has become the first western European country to record more than half a million Covid-19 cases, logging a total of 525,549 infections since the start of the pandemic. According to the latest figures from the Health Ministry, there were 49,716 new cases in the past week, and 237 deaths. 2,440 of those cases were […]

Future quarantines for travellers arriving in the UK will pinpoint travellers returning from specific islands instead of a whole-country approach. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the change on Monday as he revealed seven Greek islands will be added to the list of places where anyone coming back from must isolate for two-weeks, effective from 4am […]

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, has said that she expects the tourism sector to rebound next year, especially if a vaccine for the coronavirus can be found. In a press interview at the weekend, the minister said that growth was already starting to begin, however the recovery of the tourism sector is […]

More than 2000 teachers in the Madrid region are to undergo secondary testing before they can return to the classroom after testing positive in initial tests last week for the coronavirus. Minister of Education and Youth of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ossorio, said that up to 2,500 teachers would require PCR tests to confirm […]

Authorities in Madrid have cancelled antibody tests for teachers in the Madrid region, after long queues formed at testing centres. The regions Ministry of Education said that one testing site was overwhelmed by teaching staff wanting to be tested for the coronavirus, with queues stretching for over a kilometre. 16,000 tests were carried out at […]