Julien Hennequin

Protesters say localised lockdowns in Madrid discriminate against poor

21 Sep 2020

MADRID Protesters in some poorer areas of Madrid that are facing lockdown to stem a soaring COVID-19 infection rate took to the streets on Sunday to call for better health provisions, complaining of discrimination by the authorities.

Imported novel coronavirus cases return to Spain despite border closure

29 May 2020

MADRID At least 25 imported cases of the coronavirus have been detected in Spain over the past month, health authorities said on Friday, despite a strict ban on foreign tourism imposed since mid-March.

First hearse arrives at Spain's makeshift ice-rink morgue as coronavirus toll mounts

24 Mar 2020

MADRID, March 24 The first hearse arrived on Tuesday at Madrid's ice rink, hastily transformed into a makeshift mortuary as Spanish authorities scrambled to deal with a rising death toll from the coronavirus.

Spain hunkers down as government orders strict limits on public life

15 Mar 2020

MADRID, March 15 Spaniards hunkered down at home on Sunday after the government imposed severe restrictions on public life to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, as cases of infection surged at a similar rate as in Italy.

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