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  • COVID-19 pandemic | Spain takes vaccines to the rural homebound May 08, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Spain takes vaccines to the rural homebound

    Spain has set the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of its adult population — some 33 million people — by the end of August. After being slowed by delays in shipments from drug makers, the country has sped up its vaccination efforts and now has gotten at least one shot to almost 13 million people.

  • Spain to enforce quarantine on travellers from India Apr 27, 2021 05:51 PM IST

    Spain to enforce quarantine on travellers from India

    As there are no direct flights from India to Spain, the measure will apply to those who travelled via third countries, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said

  • COVID-19 update | Spain will use AstraZeneca vaccine for essential workers over 65 years Mar 31, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Spain will use AstraZeneca vaccine for essential workers over 65 years

    A number of other European countries have gone further and lifted the age limit altogether, or, like in Germany, are now giving the AstraZeneca vaccine primarily to older people.

  • COVID-19 update | Spain to require arrivals by land from France to present negative COVID test Mar 27, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Spain to require arrivals by land from France to present negative COVID test

    Anyone arriving by land from risk areas will have to present a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that was taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival.

  • Cars become new home for Spain's COVID-19 pandemic casualties Mar 23, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Cars become new home for Spain's COVID-19 pandemic casualties

    The pandemic has been particularly hard on Spain's economy due to its reliance on tourism and the service sector. The country’s left-wing government has maintained a furlough program to reduce the impact, but over a million jobs have been wiped out. Many had no option but to live in their car for close to a year.

  • Spain adopts euthanasia law despite conservative opposition Mar 18, 2021 10:39 PM IST

    Spain adopts euthanasia law despite conservative opposition

    The bill was the result of a lengthy legislative journey that began three years ago and underwent several rounds of revision in parliamentary committees and in the Senate.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Madrid hospital staff learn to cope with virus Mar 05, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Madrid hospital staff learn to cope with virus

    Rather than going into lockdown like last year, Spain this time opted for preserving a weak economic recovery and instead imposed night-time curfews, caps on social gatherings and mobility controls across its regions. Schools and most shops remained open, including bars and restaurants in regions like Madrid.

  • Lionel Messi’s contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report Jan 31, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    Lionel Messi’s contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report

    The club expressed its 'absolute support for Lionel Messi, especially in the face of any attempt to discredit his image, and to damage his relationship with the entity where he has worked to become the best player in the world and in football history.'

  • A look at how children in Spain learn the deadly art of bullfighting Jan 13, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    A look at how children in Spain learn the deadly art of bullfighting

    Las Ventas is one of the most prized venues in bullfighting, and a privileged place for its pupils to learn. It is the biggest ring in Spain with a capacity for more than 23,000 spectators and the third largest in the world.

  • Snow blizzard kills 4, brings much of Spain to a standstill Jan 09, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Snow blizzard kills 4, brings much of Spain to a standstill

    The storm had caused serious disruptions or closed altogether over 650 roads by Saturday morning, according to Spain’s transit authorities, which urged people to stay indoors and avoid all non-essential travel.

  • Storm ‘Filomena’ blankets most of Spain with snow Jan 08, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Storm ‘Filomena’ blankets most of Spain with snow

    The heavy snowfall that in some areas started on Thursday was leading to serious disruptions by mid-Friday in some 270 roads and cancelled or delayed more than 40 flights, according to Spain’s road and airport authorities.

  • Pfizer delays vaccine deliveries to 8 European Union nations: Spain Dec 28, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    Pfizer delays vaccine deliveries to 8 European Union nations: Spain

    The Spanish branch of Pfizer informed Madrid on Sunday night of the delay in shipments to the eight nations due to a "problem in the loading and shipment process" at its plant in Belgium, the health ministry said in a statement.

  • Spain confirms first cases of British virus variant Dec 26, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    Spain confirms first cases of British virus variant

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the new viral strain "may be up to 70 percent more transmissible than the original version of the disease".

  • Santa goes virtual in pandemic hit Spain Dec 19, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Santa goes virtual in pandemic hit Spain

    Children's entertainer Fuentes, a Chilean who has been living in Spain for the past decade, has transformed an old shipping container in Leganes, south of Madrid, into a grotto-cum-production studio.

  • Huge potential for Made in India apparels in Spain: AEPC Dec 16, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    Huge potential for Made in India apparels in Spain: AEPC

    The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) said that India is currently the seventh largest readymade garment supplier to Spain with an export of $817.6 million in 2019, which is just 4.2 percent of Spain's market.

  • Four lions at Spanish zoo test positive for COVID-19 Dec 08, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Four lions at Spanish zoo test positive for COVID-19

    Three females named Zala, Nima and Run Run and Kiumbe, a male, were tested after keepers noticed they showed slight symptoms of coronavirus.

  • Spain reacts to reaching 1 million COVID-19 cases Oct 23, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    Spain reacts to reaching 1 million COVID-19 cases

    The country of 47 million is among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 34,000 deaths attributed to the disease.

  • La Liga: Empty Clasico reflects current state of Barcelona and Real Madrid Oct 22, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    La Liga: Empty Clasico reflects current state of Barcelona and Real Madrid

    Neither have been particularly impressive of late. Both lost their last La Liga games to lowly opponents, and some are questioning if this will be the lowest-quality Clasico seen for a long time.

  • COVID-19: Madrid regional authorities to lock down city in coming hours Oct 02, 2020 04:53 PM IST

    COVID-19: Madrid regional authorities to lock down city in coming hours

    By publishing the decree, the conservative-led regional government will reluctantly comply with an order from the central government to ban non-essential travel to and from the city to fight a steep surge in COVID-19 cases.

  • What a waste! Spanish winery flooded after 50,000 litres of red wine gushes out of tanks Sep 29, 2020 11:16 PM IST

    What a waste! Spanish winery flooded after 50,000 litres of red wine gushes out of tanks

    A video of the wine flooding Spanish winery has gone viral on the internet after it was shared on Twitter by local radio station Radio Albacete on September 25.

  • Spain extends COVID furlough scheme to January Sep 29, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    Spain extends COVID furlough scheme to January

    The ERTE extension is part of a broader social protection package adopted by the cabinet on Tuesday, that also includes prolonging a ban on evicting vulnerable tenants.

  • Chinese hackers 'stole data from Spanish vaccine labs': Report Sep 18, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Chinese hackers 'stole data from Spanish vaccine labs': Report

    Most attacks were carried out by hackers from China and Russia, often from state organisations, but also by criminal organisations and universities who trade in hacked data, security sources said.

  • Lionel Messi contract is valid, says La Liga, after he fails to attend medical Aug 30, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Lionel Messi contract is valid, says La Liga, after he fails to attend medical

    The ruling body said the only way for the Argentine forward to be released from the contract was to trigger a 700-million euros ($833 million) release clause.

  • In pics | Portable pool helps escape heat while staying at home in Spanish summer amid coronavirus pandemic Aug 24, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    In pics | Portable pool helps escape heat while staying at home in Spanish summer amid coronavirus pandemic

    Portable pools have turned out to be a great option to escape heat while staying at home in Spanish summer amid coronavirus pandemic

  • More than half of Spanish companies reopen after closing at height of pandemic Aug 22, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    More than half of Spanish companies reopen after closing at height of pandemic

    The number of companies registered to pay social security by the end of July was 1,282,346, according to figures from the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, or 91,240 fewer firms than in February before the government imposed a strict lockdown to try to contain COVID-19.

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