The Lancet’s Richard Horton: “Spain’s response to Covid has been catastrophic”

Richard Horton is editor of The Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal. In January this year, it was the first to publish papers warning of the threat of a pandemic caused by …

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The Catalan National Assembly will organize a double National Day mobilization, both virtual and physical

The Catalan National Day 2020 will include a virtual action under the name #XarxaIndependència and a physical mobilization in front of Spanish administration buildings in Catalonia. Last Friday morning, the …

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Financial Times

Flawed data casts cloud over Spain’s lockdown strategy

This week Spain reported what should have been cause for huge celebrations: according to the official coronavirus statistics, there were no new deaths in the 48 hours to midday on …

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Catalan National Assembly provides 300,000 face masks for disadvantaged groups and gives donations to hospitals

Caritas, food banks, the ‘Sindicat de Manters’ street vendors’ union, social housing, child protection centers and nursing homes, among the groups who have received free masks all over the country …

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Spanish prime minister fails to prove existence of international coronavirus testing rankings he cited

In a nationally televised press conference on Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was asked by CNN about the existence of a ranking by Johns Hopkins University on Covid-19 testing …

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“States responses to Covid 19 threat should not halt freedoms of assembly and association” – UN expert on the rights to freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Voule

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to human rights around the world. “I salute the efforts of governments, international organizations and civil society working together to protect the public …

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The Independent

Coronavirus: Spain eases lockdown restrictions despite recording nearly 4,000 new infections in 24 hours

Spaniards took the first tentative steps back to work on Monday as lockdown restrictions were partially relaxed, despite experts counselling against easing restrictions.

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Reporters Without Borders

Spain urged to repeal gag law, complete state TV and radio reform, and stop obstructing reporters

As Spain’s new coalition government – formed by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party (PSOE) and the left-wing party Podemos – begins implementing its first measures, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) …

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The New York Times

‘Health Care Kamizakes’: How Spain’s health workers are battling coronavirus, unprotected

Over 12,000 health care workers have contracted Covid-19 in Spain amid grave shortages in personal protective equipment. Nurses and doctors showed us how they make their own gowns, masks and …

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The Guardian

How coronavirus took just weeks to overwhelm Spain

On Saturday 7 March, 24 hours before hundreds of thousands of people rallied across Spain to mark International Women’s Day, and 9,000 faithful Vox supporters arrived in Madrid for a far-right jamboree, …

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