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Spanish president Pedro Sánchez wearing a mask and gloves during a visit to the Madrid-based company Hersill, April 3, 2020 (Moncloa Pool/Borja Puig de la Bellacasa)

04 April 2020 02:55 PM

Spain to extend state of alarm until April 26

Two-week prolongation expected to be confirmed by Congress vote

Healthcare professionals from Verdaguer and Les Planes health centers in Sant Joan Despí, April 1, 2020 (by Laura Fíguls)

04 April 2020 12:57 PM

More than 1,200 healthcare professionals join Catalan health service

Catalan government also asks Spanish authorities to hire Chinese medics and recognise Cuban doctors' qualifications

Coronavirus cases in Catalonia have been on the rise

03 April 2020 10:55 PM

Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25

Covid-19 cases in graphs

03 April 2020 02:51 PM

Female, in her fifties, urban: average Covid-19 patient in Catalonia

Graphs per municipality, gender and age range to understand how the virus is affecting Catalan residents

Spanish president appeals for unity

03 April 2020 02:41 PM

New coronavirus cases in Spain drop slightly on Friday

Despite the slowing of the rate of growth, Spain overtook Italy in total number of confirmed covid-19 cases

Hotel Hesperia converted to emergency hospital

03 April 2020 12:26 PM

A look inside Hotel Hesperia, converted into emergency hospital in four days

Around 50 patients suffering from covid-19 coronavirus being looked after at the facility
Personal protective equipment from China is unloaded from a lorry, April 2, 2020 (Barcelona city council)

02 April 2020 07:31 PM

First 12-tonne batch of medical supplies arrives in Barcelona from China

Mayor calls delivery "good news" at a difficult time for city and said equipment will be distributed immediately to employees providing essential services

Catalan police performing traffic control checks on a road in southern Catalonia during the state of alarm brought on by the coronavirus crisis (by Salvador Miret)

02 April 2020 05:12 PM

Air pollution falls 64% in Barcelona in March, study shows

Home confinement during the state of the alarm leads to “noticeable” drop in contamination
The room where John, his wife, and his two adult nephews spend the vast majority of their time during lockdown (photo courtesy of John)

02 April 2020 12:33 PM

The challenge of living under lockdown in cramped conditions

Coronavirus restrictions are particularly hard on families living in single rooms or tiny apartments, especially when they have children

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