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Spain, slams, UK, Germany, advising, tourists, stay away

Spain slams UK, Germany for advising tourists to stay away

07 July, 2020 11:31 pm 11:31 pm

MADRID/LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) – Spain reacted angrily on Tuesday to recommendations from Britain and Germany that their citizens avoid its islands and beaches because of an increase in coronavirus cases during what should be the height of the tourism season. With advisories piling up on top of a quarantine order from Britain for returning travellers, Spain, … Read More

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UK deals new blow to Spanish tourism in what Spain’s PM calls ‘...

07 July, 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am

MADRID (Reuters) – UK made a mistake when it decided at the weekend to slap a quarantine on people travelling from Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday, saying much of the Mediterranean country had a lower coronavirus infection rate than the UK. Sanchez was speaking just after Britain dealt a new blow to … Read More

UK eyes France, Germany after slapping coronavirus quarantine on Spain

07 July, 2020 10:55 pm 10:55 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is closely watching rises in coronavirus cases in other European destinations such as France and Germany after slapping a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain at the height of the summer vacation season. The imposition of a British quarantine on Spain is one of the starkest indications to date that Europe … Read More

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“Everyone is panicking” over quarantine, says UK tourist in Spa...

07 July, 2020 1:05 pm 1:05 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – British tourists flying home on Sunday after a holiday in Spain angrily reacted to an abrupt decision by their government to make everyone arriving from the Mediterranean country spend 14 days in quarantine. Britain’s decision late on Saturday to take Spain off a safe-travel list over a rise in coronavirus cases took … Read More

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Flood death toll hits 20 as Japan warned of more rainfall

07 July, 2020 7:36 pm 7:36 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The death toll from floods and landslides unleashed by torrential rains on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu rose to 20 on Sunday, with 14 people missing, NHK public TV said. More heavy rain is forecast after Saturday’s deadly deluge in the Kumamoto prefecture, Japan’s worst natural disaster since Typhoon Hagibis in October … Read More

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Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

07 July, 2020 7:30 pm 7:30 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after Catalonia also introduced a local lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. People living in A Marina along Spain’s northern coast in the region of Lugo will not be able … Read More

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Justice sought for Spain’s elderly coronavirus victims

06 June, 2020 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Families for elderly Spanish coronavirus victims are initiating hundreds of compensation and criminal claims for nursing home residents who died often without hospital care in a legal morass that could affect the delicate national political balance. Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries from COVID-19, with more than 28,000 deaths officially … Read More

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Spain to open borders to EU Schengen countries on June 21

06 June, 2020 2:26 pm 2:26 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will open its borders to countries in the European Union’s Schengen area on June 21, except for Portugal where the border will open on July 1 as previously announced, Spanish media including El Pais newspaper and Ser radio station reported. The Spanish government had previously said it would allow foreign tourists … Read More

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Spain maps route for late June tourism opening

06 June, 2020 7:30 pm 7:30 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will open up land borders with France and Portugal on June 22 and also aims to start welcoming tourists to some islands and other areas that have the coronavirus under control around the same time, a minister said on Thursday. Frontiers with France and Portugal have been shut to everyone but … Read More

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Djokovic to host Balkan event after finally returning home from Spain

05 May, 2020 9:53 am 9:53 am

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic marked his return to Serbia, after being stranded in the Spanish resort of Marbella for two months due to the coronavirus lockdown, by announcing that he has organised an event which will be contested across the Balkans. When the world number one had travelled to Marbella with his family in … Read More

Brazil, passes, Italy, Spain, confirmed coronavirus cases

Brazil passes Italy and Spain in confirmed coronavirus cases

05 May, 2020 10:46 am 10:46 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus rose on Saturday past those of Spain and Italy, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic, making Brazil’s outbreak the fourth largest in the world, according to official figures. Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 14,919 new confirmed cases in the prior 24 hours, taking the … Read More

Spain, coronavirus, infection rate, falling, 200000

Spain coronavirus infection rate falling ‘a lot’ as cases top 2...

04 April, 2020 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) – The spread of the new coronavirus in Spain seems to be slowing despite more than 200,000 people now having been infected, officials said on Monday, as the Bank of Spain gave wide-ranging forecasts for an economic blow of “considerable severity”. With 200,210 recorded infections, Spain is second only to the United … Read More


Spain’s coronavirus deaths surpass 20,000 as it mulls extending confi...

04 April, 2020 10:33 pm 10:33 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s death toll from coronavirus rose at a slower pace on Saturday but surpassed 20,000 fatalities as the government mulled whether to ask parliament for a third extension of the confinement imposed in one of the world’s hardest hit countries. The number of deaths increased by 565 on Saturday, down from a … Read More

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Spanish lockdown likely into May, though coronavirus deaths slow

04 April, 2020 9:35 am 9:35 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s prime minister warned that nationwide confinement would likely last until May even though he said the worst should soon be over as the death toll slowed from one of the world’s most devastating coronavirus’ outbreaks. Speaking to a near-empty parliament as more than 300 lawmakers participated remotely, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez … Read More

Spain, extend, state of emergency, April 26, rise, infections, slows

Spain to extend state of emergency to April 26, rise in infections slows

04 April, 2020 7:56 pm 7:56 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 more days until April 26 as the daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again on Saturday in one of the world’s most hard-hit countries. After speaking to Sanchez by telephone, opposition leader Pablo Casado tweeted … Read More