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  • Two health service workers wearing protective gear during the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic (by Francisco Avia, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona)

    Spain reaches 10,000 covid-19 deaths

    ACN | Barcelona
    02 April 2020 12:15 PM

    Record number of deaths from coronavirus in a single day in Spain as cases surge to 110,000

HIGHLIGHTS


Image of 'mones,' the chocolate figures that adorn the traditional Easter cakes (by Gemma Aleman)

Traditional Easter ‘Mones de Pasqua’ at home during home confinement

Bakeries expect sales of seasonal cakes to fall by half, but around 200 offer home delivery
A man speaks to a worker at a Catalan employment office booth (by Lluís Sibils)

Unemployment soars as coronavirus crisis takes toll on businesses

A further 21,833 were left without work in March, a jump of 5.52% in the last month
Health professionals entering the Fundació Consorts Guasch care center in Capellades, Anoia (by Violeta Gumà)

Coronavirus crisis shines spotlight on elderly care homes

362 senior residents have died due to covid-19 so far as management of caring for older...

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POLITICS


Catalan interior minister Miquel Buch speaking at a press conference on March 30, 2020 (courtesy of Catalan Government)

Catalan interior minister says Barcelona's dramatic drop in traffic comes two weeks late

Spain's last-minute decree on non-essential workers causes confusion, says Catalan government...
Image of the Catalan president, Quim Torra, during a regional leaders' meeting with Spain's president, Pedro Sánchez, on March 29, 2020 (by Catalan government/Rubén Moreno)

Catalonia demands economic and social plan for lockdown and its aftermath

Moratorium in mortgages and credits, removing deficit limit, suspending taxes and payment of...
Catalan president Quim Torra during the meeting held with Spain's regional leaders and president on March 22, 2020 (Jordi Bedmar/Govern)

President Torra on Spain's enhanced lockdown: 'Thanks for accepting our demands'

"If a total lockdown is declared now, it is because it didn't exist before," says the Catalan...

SOCIETY


Coronavirus cases in Catalonia have been on the rise

Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25
Closed shops and businesses in Tarragona due to the Covid-19 pandemic (by Eloi Tost)

What benefits have been put in place to mitigate Covid-19's economic blow?

Check out Catalan News' guide to both Catalan and Spanish measures for those in need during these...

BUSINESS


Underworld perform at Sónar 2019 (by Nerea Coll / Sónar)

Music festivals continue with summer plans while monitoring health crisis

Many events have sold fewer tickets but expect sales to pick up once state of alarm ends
Image of a newsstand in central Barcelona, on March 29, 2020 (by Mar Vila)

Catalonia's newsstands keep on opening through the health crisis

Considered an essential service, 85% of news vendors are open, although sales have dropped by...
A home care worker takes care of an elderly person in a wheelchair (by Eloi Tost)

Home-care start-ups see demand double due to coronavirus

Companies providing carers to people's homes expect to exceed their growth forecasts for 2020 in...

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See how outbreak has evolved since February 25

Updated answers on what's open and what's closed, when you're allowed to leave home, and what services are guaranteed, in English

Almost 40,000 cases in Spain, only behind China, Italy and the US – a fifth of them reported by Catalan health system

CULTURE


Two neighbours chatting in an apartment building in Sabadell where the community have started an initiative to buy shopping for vulnerable neighbours (by Norma Vidal)

Cooking, fitness, and solidarity: What to do in lockdown

During this state of emergency and home-confinement orders, you can learn to cook world-class...
Fans enjoying a performance during the 2019 edition of Primavera Sound (by Violeta Gumà)

Primavera Sound delayed until August 26-30

Tickets for Barcelona's iconic music festival will still be valid after event affected by...

LIFE & STYLE


A volunteer for the Red Cross in Tarragona fills up a shopping cart for a person in a vulnerable situation (by Eloi Tost)

Solidarity and community spirit in the time of coronavirus

Fundraising initiatives, volunteering, and daily rounds of applause show people’s best sides in...
A screenshot from the Els Amics de les Arts video instructing people to stay at home during the coronavirus home-confinement (by Els Amics de les Arts)

Social media challenges and funny videos keeping Catalan celebrities sane during isolation

Sportspeople and artists are also confined to home, and are finding interesting ways to keep...
Calçots being cooked on an open flame in a restaurant in Valls (by Núria Torres)

Calçot season abruptly interrupted due to coronavirus

Winter barbecue-style celebrations suspended as farmers estimate that a quarter of such scallions...

SPORTS


Image of FC Barcelona's Camp Nou empty on May 1, 2019 (by John Sibley/Reuters)

FC Barcelona and Espanyol announce wage reductions for players and staff

La Liga clubs losing out on matchday revenue, stadium and museum visits, and merchandise sales
Catalonia's secretary of sport, Gerard Figueras, appears in Parliament (by Miquel Codolar)

Catalan athletes need ‘equal conditions’ to train for suspended Olympic Games

Sports secretary agrees with one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020 as there’s no guarantee it...

TECH & SCIENCE


Digital minister Jordi Puigneró addresses the media, February 17, 2020 (by Aina Martí)

ConfinApp: new app to answer questions during and after confinement

Government to release tool on Friday in order to 'monitor end of lockdown' when state of alarm ends
Catalan researcher Oriol Mitjà, on February 11, 2020 (by Jordi Pujolar)

Complete lockdown or health system collapse by April 24, scientists tell Spain

60 professionals ask for "shutdown" of Catalonia, guaranteed supply of protective equipment, and...

CATALAN TRIAL


Jailed leaders, from left to right, Josep Rull, Jordi Sànchez, and Jordi Turull, walking through the Spanish congress (by Javier Barbancho)

Prisons consider letting inmates with leave entitlements spend confinement at home

Spanish Supreme Court says allowing jailed independence leaders out could be 'breach of official...
Jailed Catalan independence leaders Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva enter the Catalan Parliament with other imprisoned leaders for a parliamentary investigation on the application of direct rule (by Gerard Artigas)

Jailed independence leaders ask for release during coronavirus crisis

Former Catalan ministers appeal to Spain's Constitutional Court to allow them to remain at home...
Image of jailed leader Jordi Turull in Terrassa, on his first day of temporary regular leave, on March 10, 2020 (by Norma Vidal)

Jailed leader Turull leaves prison for first time on a regular temporary release

Now all nine imprisoned officials are enjoying such leave to work or volunteer