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Three quarters of the Spanish population is under some form of restriction, in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. In total 2401 municipalities have some form of restriction in place. Yesterday afternoon, the Valencian regional President – Ximo Puig – confirmed that restrictions in place across the region will be extended for […]

A further 379 people have died over the weekend after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health. Alongside the number of deaths, a further 55,019 cases have been detected nationwide – the highest weekend figure on record. That figure brings the total number of Covid-19 cases since […]

The Government has voiced their concerns about ongoing violent disturbances from people protesting over lockdown restrictions. In a statement issued yesterday, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez condemned the behaviour of what he called a “minority” and said that the actions of protestors was unsupportive of those who have made sacrifices to control the spread of the […]

Dozens of people have been arrested across the country after clashes with protesters over coronavirus restrictions. Disturbances were reported in Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona and in the city of Logrono in La Rioja. In some cities, looting and vandalism broke out on the fringes of the protests. The biggest disturbances were in Madrid, where twelve people […]

The Spanish economy has seen a record breaking increase in performance, as it grew 16.7% between July and September, however analysts expect the recovery to be short lived due to ongoing restrictions. The spike in output has been attributed to the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions and the government’s ERTE furlough scheme. The 16.7% quarterly rise […]

The Valencian community has announced that it’s internal border will close tonight at midnight for one week in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Regional President Ximo Puig made the announcement last night, saying that the region will be closed to those from other regions. In his address, he said that people […]

Intensive care capacity is starting to reach concerning levels according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health. Nationwide over a quarter of all ICU beds are now being used for the treatment of Covid-19 patients, with some regions now reporting over 38% of intensive care patients suffering from the virus. In Aragon, 46% […]

The Bank of Spain has said that the restrictions introduced should be carefully managed to reduce the risks to the economy. In the autumn edition of it’s Financial Stability Report, the governor – Pablo Hernández de Cos – he said that the restriction will add to the risks of financial stability and could slow the […]

Half of the country is now under internal border restrictions as ongoing efforts to stem the growth of the coronavirus pandemic continue. Yesterday Andalusia announced that it would close it’s internal border, with additional restrictions being put in place for the hospitality sector – impacting much of the Costa del Sol. Hotels must close their […]

Meanwhile the Government has said that it will allow the Congress of Deputies to review the state of alarm in four months time, instead of the originally planned six months. In the latest session held at the Cortes, prime minister Pedro Sanchez said that Parliament would be able to have their say on any extension […]