MADRID Spain's health minister said on Wednesday Spaniards were right to be angry at him attending an awards ceremony with dozens of other high-profile figures shortly after the country entered a state of emergency to control its second wave of coronavirus.
MADRID The wine-producing region of La Rioja on Tuesday ordered the closure of restaurants and bars in its two largest towns for a month as part of widening restrictions across Spain to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
PARIS/MADRID France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium's foreign minister was taken into intensive care with COVID-19, as the second wave of the pandemic surged across Europe.
MADRID, Oct 22 Spain needs drastic measures to
combat an out-of-control new wave of the coronavirus pandemic
and is considering new restrictions including curfews, Health
Minister Salvador Illa said on Thursday.
MADRID Spain's Socialist-led government invoked a state of emergency on Friday to reimpose a partial lockdown for several million people in and around Madrid, one of Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspots, after a court had struck down the measures.
MADRID A Madrid court on Thursday struck down a government order imposing a partial coronavirus lockdown on the Spanish capital, ruling in favour of the Madrid region in a standoff with national authorities just before a long holiday weekend.
MADRID Spain will use emergency European Union coronavirus funds for an ambitious overhaul of its economy that will ramp up public investment next year and should create hundreds of thousands of new jobs by 2023, the prime minister said on Wednesday.
MADRID Shares of Spanish engineering and infrastructure group ACS surged 16% on Friday after French rival Vinci made a non-binding offer to buy ACS's industrial unit Cobra for 5.2 billion euros ($6.10 billion).
MADRID, Oct 1 "You cannot lock down everybody,"
the chief of the Madrid region said on Thursday, pushing back
against the Spanish government's plan to confine the capital
city to tackle a surge in COVID-19 cases.
MADRID Spain on Tuesday agreed a last-minute extension of a scheme supporting hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed due to COVID-19, as part of a broader social protection package.