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Spain makes it ILLEGAL to fire workers during coronavirus crisis

SPAIN has made it illegal to fire workers during the coronavirus crisis.  The new measure was passed today and came into effect immediately. The law will...

CORONAVIRUS DIARY: Week two into Spain’s lockdown and Mamma has set up a new survival timetable

Create a routine, keep occupied, don't let yourself go (a bit late for that I’m afraid, after two weeks living in PJs, there’s no going back)

WATCH: Five people denounced for flouting coronavirus lockdown with Semana Santa parade, music and traditional dress in Spain’s Andalucia

Footage of the event, which flies in the face of Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, shows revellers dancing to breakbeat music

SPAIN: More than 700 police and Guardia Civil officers test positive for coronavirus as 7,400 in isolation

It comes after three Guardia Civil agents have died from coronavirus, in Valdemoro, Aranjuez and Ciudad Real

Officials reveal they are planning for 22,000 coronavirus cases in Spain’s Andalucia

Public spaces would be turned into field hospitals under the plans

BREAKING: Spain’s coronavirus caseload surpasses 56,000 after more than 650 deaths in a DAY in new record

SPAIN has seen 655 new coronavirus deaths between Wednesday and Thursday.  New figures released today reveal the new daily record brings the total death toll...

SPECIAL DISPATCH: A life under coronavirus lockdown in Valencia – why Spain’s welcome has never been warmer

The locals in Valencia have shown a spirit and humour over coronavirus, not witnessed since the Civil War days, writes Barnaby Bouchard in this touching, colourful essay

FINNISHED: Expat confesses to operating drug trafficking ring from Spain’s Marbella in shock u-turn for Finland’s biggest ever narcotics...

A MARBELLA-based Finnish expat has confessed to a string of drug-related charges in his home country.  Niko Ranta-aho took the surprising step to plead guilty...

Spanish police warn pensioners could be targeted when collecting pensions

The warning comes as many older people are due to collect their pensions and will have to go alone

REVEALED: The hotels staying open to house tourists unable to get home due to coronavirus on Spain’s Costa del...

SPAIN has announced that hotels across the country will remain open to house trapped tourists who are unable to get home.  It comes after all...

How 3D printing is providing much-needed medical supplies to fight coronavirus in Spain

COMPANIES in Spain have begun 3D printing much needed medical supplies for the ongoing coronavirus fight.  More than 700 people have combined their 3D production...

Man arrested for ‘violently’ robbing pharmacy and bakery with knife and grenade on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Police were quick to establish that the alleged perpetrator in both incidents was the same person, due to his appearance

BREAKING: Spain surpasses China’s coronavirus death toll as caseload nears 48,000

SOME 3,434 people have died as a result of coronavirus in Spain.  According to new statistics from the health ministry, COVID-19 has shown no sign...

Nuns join fight against coronavirus in Spain’s Mallorca by sewing more than 1,200 face masks

The shortage of face masks has inspired several civil society initiatives across the island

Brits stranded in Spain as NO Ryanair, Jet2 and EasyJet flights available, despite UK Government warning to ‘return immediately’

“Where scheduled services have been withdrawn, it should leave no stone unturned to get these people on flights home”

Spanish government call on Congress to extend state of alarm by 15 days WITHOUT further restrictions

The debate and vote on the extension will take place on Wednesday March 25

SPECIAL DISPATCH: Soldiers from Spain’s crack Foreign Legion sent out to close roads around inland Andalucia as coronavirus takes...

“The authorities have so far been keeping things quiet so as not to alarm the local population, but the truth needs to get out,” revealed a local policeman

Lack of protective gear partly to blame as 5,400 health workers in Spain infected with coronavirus

A LACK of protective gear has helped cause a surge in the number of health workers infected with COVID-19, the government has said.  Director of...

Lonely, elderly British expats at risk of coronavirus on Spain’s Costa del Sol tracked down and offered medicine refills...

ESTEPONA has activated a special plan to track down elderly people who are living alone to help them get through the coroanvirus lockdown.  Local councillor...

BINGE your way through isolation with the return of La Casa De Papel and more from the cast…

The hit series, known as Money Heist in England will hit screens on April 3

The Palacios de Congresos of Malaga and Sevilla to be used as ‘big hospitals’ if necessary

In total, there are plans for an extra 26,000 hospital beds

Elderly found dead in beds in Spain after being abandoned by care home staff amid coronavirus pandemic

ELDERLY care home residents are being found dead in their beds in the ongoing coronavirus battle.  In horrific scenes, soldiers brought in to disinfect the...

Sportswear manufacturer in Spain uses factories to make medical supplies for coronavirus fight

Austral, a Spanish manufacturer for triathlon suits, cycling and running equipment has fabricated 11,000 face masks.

Food rationing ruled out by Spanish government

Stockpiling before the state of alarm did diminish the shops but that the situation has returned to normal

WATCH: Patients on packed Madrid hospital ward left on floor as Spain’s coronavirus outbreak worsens

A SHOCKING video taken at a Madrid hospital has revealed a city struggling to cope with the spread of coronavirus.