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The rate of coronavirus infections in the country shows no sign of slowing down, with the Health Ministry reporting 8,115 new cases yesterday. Prime minister Pedro Sanchez has said the government is concerned about a spike in coronavirus infections over the last few days after 23,000 new Covid-19 cases were reported since Friday. Meanwhile the […]

Tourism numbers fell by nearly three quarters on last years figures in July, according to the latest data from the national statistics agency – the INE. Just 2.5 million international tourists visited the country in July, a 75% drop from last year which saw almost 10 million visitors. Tourist numbers from the UK are down […]

The Valencian Ministry of Health has confirmed that a town in the region is to enter into quarantine, after infections in the area rose. Authorities said the municipality of Benigànim will remain in lockdown for 14 days, with schools, gyms, bars and restaurants all closed. The number of cases has risen significantly over recent weeks, […]

Policia Nacional have arrested a COVID-19 denier for inciting violence and hatred on social media networks. The 38-year-old who was found near to Zaragoza, used fake social media accounts to call for the assassination of prime minister Pedro Sanchez and attacks on other politicians and media establishments, whilst claiming the medical profession and media were […]

The Canary Islands have become the latest region in Spain to introduce tougher measures in an attempt to bring the coronavirus under control. Regional president Ángel Víctor Torres, said that the wearing of masks in workplaces will be mandatory, whilst meetings of more than ten people would no longer be permitted across the region, and […]

The Ministry of Health has said that this years flu vaccination programme will begin earlier due to the pandemic. Plans are in place for the vaccination to take place nationwide at the start of October, in an effort to reduce the risk to those who are vulnerable to the virus. Normally the inoculation process takes […]

Murcia has become the first region to request military assistance in tracking and tracing those who may have the coronavirus. 60 military staff will be drafted in to support regional authorities, after the regional Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas made the request during a meeting with Salvador Illa. On Monday, prime minister Pedro Sanchez offered […]

A group of passengers returning from Gibraltar to the UK on Monday are having to self-isolate after being put up in a hotel across the border in Spain. Their flight was delayed due to poor weather overnight, and the airline was unable to find enough rooms in the British territory to accomodate all the passengers. […]

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced that regional governments will be able to declare states of alarm should they require the need for it. In his latest update from the Moncloa, Mr Sanchez said each autonomous president will be the one that can request a state of alarm in their area or region. This will […]

The Balearic Islands have confirmed that they believe a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the region. In a statement issued yesterday by the Management of Infectious Diseases in the Balearic Islands, spokesperson Javier Arranz said that they had confirmation of community transmission of the virus. However he went on to say that […]