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Heatwave adds to health alert as Europe masks up to prevent COVID

30 Jul 2020

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.

After backlash, Madrid rows back on COVID 'immunity card'

29 Jul 2020

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's COVID immunity cards plan faces backlash

29 Jul 2020

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.

Spanish island trials COVID-19 tracing app that will create virtual outbreak

06 Jul 2020

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.

Canary Islands aim to allow German tourists in with COVID-19 tests

11 Jun 2020

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.

Canary Islands aim to allow German tourists in with COVID-19 tests

11 Jun 2020

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.

Back to school for some, clubbing for others as Spain loosens restrictions

08 Jun 2020

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.

Factbox: Spain approves poverty relief scheme

29 May 2020

MADRID Spain's government on Friday approved a minimum income scheme for the poor.

FACTBOX-Spain approves poverty relief scheme

29 May 2020

MADRID, May 29 Spain's government on Friday approved a minimum income scheme for the poor.

Wave of migration strains Spain's Canary Islands amid pandemic

26 May 2020

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.

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