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Visits to allotments are prohibited under confinement rules

04 April 2020 11:35 AM

Movement to remove ban on visiting allotments gains ground

With 17,000 signatures in first 24 hours, food sovereignty petition will formally be presented to Catalan government on Monday

Animal shelters reaching their limit

03 April 2020 01:48 PM

Girona animal shelters 'at the limit' as virus restrictions 'freeze' pet adoptions

Some centers say they have had requests to "rent out dogs" by people looking for an excuse to leave the house during the crisis

Easter during the coronavirus crisis

02 April 2020 12:21 PM

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

26 March 2020 03:02 PM

Solidarity and community spirit in the time of coronavirus

Fundraising initiatives, volunteering, and daily rounds of applause show people’s best sides in these trying times
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)

22 March 2020 10:59 AM

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 entertained
Calçots being cooked on an open flame in a restaurant in Valls (by Núria Torres)

18 March 2020 10:56 AM

Calçot season abruptly interrupted due to coronavirus

Winter barbecue-style celebrations suspended as farmers estimate that a quarter of such scallions will be lost
More people take to the streets to celebrate Sant Jordi in Tarragona as sun shines (by Eloi Tost)

17 March 2020 07:17 PM

Booksellers postpone traditional Sant Jordi's Day celebrations

Health crisis impacts Catalonia's annual celebration of books and romance on April 23

Volunteer network delivers food during coronavirus crisis

17 March 2020 12:52 PM

Barcelona shops set up network to get supplies to at-risk customers

Businesses in two city center neighborhoods launch scheme in which volunteers safely deliver shopping to people confined to their homes

Happy birthday to Catalonia's oldest person

04 March 2020 06:36 PM

Oldest person in Catalonia celebrates 113th birthday

"For her, it's as if the years don't pass by," says head of Olot nursing home where Maria Branyas has lived for past 20 years
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