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Spain holds off on curfews, but struggles to contain COVID-19

11:42am EDT

MADRID Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez exhorted Spaniards on Friday to further limit social contact to combat Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspot, but he stopped short of announcing new measures amid political disputes over potential curfews.

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

Oct 01 2020

MADRID Madrid will become the first European capital to go back into lockdown in coming days after the region's leader reluctantly agreed on Thursday to obey a central government order to ban non-essential travel to and from the Spanish capital. | Video

Spain to lock down capital, angering regional government

Sep 30 2020

MADRID Residents of infection hotspot Madrid are to be barred from leaving except on essential trips under new rules to fight the coronavirus resurgence, Spain's government said on Wednesday.

European cities announce new restrictions as COVID-19 cases soar

Sep 18 2020

LONDON/MADRID European countries from Denmark to Greece announced new restrictions on Friday to curb surging coronavirus infections in some of their largest cities, while Britain was reported to be considering a new national lockdown.

European cities announce new restrictions as COVID-19 cases soar

Sep 18 2020

LONDON/MADRID European countries from Denmark to Greece announced new restrictions on Friday to curb surging coronavirus infections in some of their largest cities, while Britain was reported to be considering a new national lockdown.

Petitions and memes target former king Juan Carlos after he leaves Spain

Aug 05 2020

MADRID Students in Madrid want their King Juan Carlos University to change its name, a few towns plan the same for their streets, and memes mocking the former monarch are circulating widely after he left the country amid a corruption scandal.

Spain dives into deep recession, tourism woes bode ill for rebound

Jul 31 2020

MADRID The coronavirus crisis has pulverised Spain's economy, triggering its worst recession since the civil war, with collapsed tourism numbers boding ill for hopes of a swift rebound.

Spain slams UK, Germany for advising tourists to stay away

Jul 28 2020

MADRID/LONDON/BERLIN 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.

Spain is safe, minister insists as British quarantine move sows dismay

Jul 27 2020

(This July 26 story corrects to fix spelling of name in penultimate paragraph to Talavera from Tavares) | Video

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