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

25 March 2020 05:39 PM

Catalonia could see 13,000 coronavirus deaths in worst-case scenario, says report

Study suggests number of cases will peak in late April, as health department considers "multiple scenarios"

Fira de Barcelona transformed into temporary accomodation for vulnerable

25 March 2020 03:58 PM

Barcelona exhibition center to house hundreds of vulnerable and homeless people

The Fira de Barcelona with initially accommodate 225 people, with space to expand to 1,000

Drivers feel 'unprotected' as taxi journeys decrease 95%

25 March 2020 12:55 PM

Covid-19 public health crisis leaves Barcelona taxi sector reeling

Drivers feel "unprotected" as they experience an 85% drop in earnings
Animal rights NGO says public funds should go to health and other cultural sectors that do not kill animals (Photo: AnimaNaturalis)

24 March 2020 07:25 PM

11,000 want public funds for bull events to go to health and cultural sectors affected by covid-19

Animal rights NGO petitions state to reallocate resources to culture everyone enjoys rather than "just a minority without empathy or compassion"

CatECP asks for more transparency in covid-19 crisis

24 March 2020 06:23 PM

Prosecutor in Catalonia orders investigation into elderly care home deaths

Spanish government tightens restrictions in homes after soldiers report finding residents living alongside "people dead in their beds"

Effects of covid-19 measures 'will be felt in coming days'

24 March 2020 01:11 PM

Spike in coronavirus cases in Catalonia and Spain

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

Two people remember their relatives in the monolith to tribute the victims of the Germanwings tragedy, in Barcelona's El Prat airport, on March 23, 2018 (by Norma Vidal)

24 March 2020 11:12 AM

Five years since Germanwings: the tragedy that should never have happened

On March 24, 2015, an Airbus A320-211 took off from Barcelona airport, some 40 minutes later all on board were dead, including 16 children

Hotels used as emergency hospital beds due to coronavirus crisis

23 March 2020 10:50 PM

Hotels help ease pressure on hospital beds

Health authorities to double intensive care units by end of week and triple them next week

Social meals being prepared in a kitchen (by Barcelona council)

23 March 2020 02:46 PM

More calls for total lockdown as coronavirus crisis in Catalonia escalates

94 deaths and 2,000 cases in last day as some scientists say health system could collapse on March 25

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