MADRID A heatwave hit Europe on Thursday just as Madrid made wearing masks compulsory to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections, and Julian Martinez said his beard wasn't making it any easier to keep his face covered in the heat. But the 60-year-old Spanish civil servant wasn't taking his mask off.
MADRID Authorities in the Spanish capital Madrid backtracked on Wednesday over a highly-criticised plan to give an "immunity card" to people testing positive for coronavirus antibodies so they can enjoy higher-risk areas like gyms, bars and museums.
MADRID, July 29 Health experts, citizens' rights
groups and lawmakers lined up on Wednesday to criticise plans by
Madrid authorities to give immunity passports to people who test
positive for coronavirus antibodies.
GRAN CANARIA, Spain Residents of the Spanish island of La Gomera have started downloading a new app on their phones aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 infections in a pilot which will test the technology by simulating an outbreak of the disease.
LAS PALMAS, Spain The Canary Islands are planning to welcome thousands of German tourists later this month before Spain's borders officially reopen, but want the visitors to be tested for the coronavirus, a source in the regional government said.
LAS PALMAS, Spain, June 11 The Canary Islands
are planning to welcome thousands of German tourists later this
month before Spain's borders officially reopen, but want the
visitors to be tested for the coronavirus, a source in the
archipelago's government said.
MADRID Pupils returned to school in some areas of Spain on Monday and nightclubs opened in others in a further easing of the country's coronavirus lockdown.
MADRID Spain's government on Friday approved a minimum income scheme for the poor.
MADRID, May 29 Spain's government on Friday
approved a minimum income scheme for the poor.
GRAN CANARIA About 80 African migrants packed aboard two fishing boats landed on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday, adding to the hundreds of new arrivals now stuck there while the coronavirus lockdown prevents transfers to the mainland.