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World May 23Spain’s far-right holds car protest against virus lockdown
Vox called for protesters to attend the protests in their vehicles and thus skirt the current prohibition on social gatherings in effect under the nation’s two-month long state of emergency designed to reduce contagion risks.
World May 06Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown
Spain’s left-wing coalition government has averted — for now — a political crisis on top of the enormous challenge the country already faces from its devastating coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed more than 25,000 lives and severely damaged the economy.
World May 02Western Europe relaxes virus measures, Russia numbers spike
Countries in Western Europe are moving ahead with the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. But Russia and Pakistan on Saturday reported their biggest one-day spikes in new infections, a sign the pandemic is far from over.
World Apr 26Kids in Spain relish outdoor hour as virus lockdowns ease
Shrieks of joy rang out Sunday in the streets of Spain as children were allowed to leave their homes for the first time in six weeks, while people in Italy and France were eager to hear their leaders' plans for…
World Apr 13WATCH: Cuomo calls virus ‘a killer’ as NY death toll surpasses 10,000
Governments are struggling with the delicate balance between keeping people safe from a highly contagious disease and making sure they can still make a living or have enough to eat.
World Mar 29Up to 200K deaths foreseen in U.S. as Spain, Italy demand help
As the U.S. tops the world in reported infections from the new coronavirus, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicts 100,000-200,000 deaths from the outbreak in the U.S.
Health Mar 25‘We are collapsing’: Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy
In Spain, doctors and nurses complain of shortages of the equipment necessary to shield them from contagion and tests for the new virus. There and in Italy, many medical professionals are falling ill.
Health Mar 21Curfews and lockdowns multiply as virus advances rapidly
Streets, squares and highways are deserted in many parts of the world as curfews and lockdowns multiply in the face of a rapidly advancing virus that is severely straining health systems.
Health Mar 14Spain to follow Italy into lockdown as virus cases soar
Spain is set to follow Italy on Saturday in declaring a far-reaching nationwide lockdown to slow the accelerating spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Spain's decision Saturday came as European countries took ever more severe, though widely varying, measures to reduce…
Health Mar 13Spain to declare state of emergency over virus outbreak
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the government will declare a two-week state of emergency in a bid to contain the new coronavirus outbreak.