HEALTH | Spain Considers Curfews To Fight New Coronavirus Wave

MADRID – The Spanish government is considering new restrictions, including possible curfew, in hard-hit regions like Madrid to tackle a new wave of coronavirus contagion, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday. The country, which has Western Europe’s highest case load, is likely to surpass one million infections this week and several regions have toughened … Continue reading HEALTH | Spain Considers Curfews To Fight New Coronavirus Wave

TRAVEL | Spain’s Canary Islands Are Offering To Pay For Any Expenses Incurred By Travelers Who Get The Coronavirus During A Visit There

Here’s one thing travelers visiting the Canary Islands can cross off their list of potential coronavirus worries: The cost of medical care and mandatory quarantines on the islands. The local government in the Canary Islands is partnering with French insurer Axa to provide Spanish and foreign tourists with free insurance coverage for any coronavirus – … Continue reading TRAVEL | Spain’s Canary Islands Are Offering To Pay For Any Expenses Incurred By Travelers Who Get The Coronavirus During A Visit There

ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

MADRID – Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has told his son, King Felipe, that he is leaving the country, the Royal House said on Monday, in a dramatic move designed to protect the monarchy after corruption allegations against him surfaced. In June, the Spanish Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos’s involvement in a … Continue reading ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Spain’s Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 1,300 Close To 25,000 Cases: Health Ministry

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus epidemic soared on Saturday to 1,326 from 1,002 on Friday, according to the country’s Health Ministry latest data. The number of registered cases in the country rose to 24,926 on Saturday from 19,980 in the previous tally announced on Friday.

BREAKING NEWS | Spain Says Saudi Arabia To Call G29 Meet On Coronavirus In Coming Days

RIYADH – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday that he would call in the coming days an extraordinary G20 meeting to tackle coronavirus and its economic impact, Sanchez’ office said. Saudi Arabia is the host of the next G20 summit – an annual gathering of representatives of … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Spain Says Saudi Arabia To Call G29 Meet On Coronavirus In Coming Days

TRAVEL ALERT | Spain Mulls Border Closures To Fight Coronavirus, Says Interior Ministers

MADRID | SPAIN – Closing Spain’s borders is among the options under consideration to help stem the coronavirus outbreak, Interior  Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska told radio station Cadena Ser on Monday. Marlaska said he would discuss the potential border closure alongside other measures with fellow EU ministers.

NEWS ALERT | Spain Goes Under Lockdown To Fight Coronavirus

RIYADH – Spain put its 47 million inhabitants under partial lockdown on  Saturday as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus epidemic in Europe’s second worst-affected country by the disease after Italy. Effective immediately, all Spaniards must stay home except to buy food, medicines, go to work or to the hospital … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Spain Goes Under Lockdown To Fight Coronavirus

ARTS & CULTURE | Spain Shuts Prado, Other Madrid Museums Due To Coronavirus

MADRID – All of Madrid’s state-run museum, including the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, will be closed to the public due to the coronavirus epidemic that has hit the Spanish capital, authorities said on Wednesday. ‘The measures takes effect from tomorrow, March 12, until further notice’, Spani’s Culture Ministry tweeted. The Reina Sofia, … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Spain Shuts Prado, Other Madrid Museums Due To Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Spain Reports First Coronavirus Death In Valencia

MADRID  - A man in the Spanish region of Valencia has died from coronavirus, marking the country’s first death from the outbreak, a local health official said on Tuesday. Test carried out post-mortem shoed the man, who died on Feb.13, was killed by the virus, regional health chief Ana Barcelo told a press conference. News … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Spain Reports First Coronavirus Death In Valencia

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Spain Reports First Coronavirus Case On Mainland, Hotel In Canaries Locked Down

MADRID – Spain discovered its first case of the coronavirus on the mainland on Tuesday after a four-star hotel in the Canary Islands was lacked down for tests when a guest, and then his wife, were found to be infected. The government said a woman from Barcelona had tested positive for the virus after a … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Spain Reports First Coronavirus Case On Mainland, Hotel In Canaries Locked Down