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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CNN

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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OHCHR

“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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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 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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COMMUNIQUÉ: Catalan National Assembly to provide masks for citizens in fundraiser for COVID-19 research in Catalan hospitals

The organization, together with Catalan  manufacturer Tèxtil Rosdan, will provide a kit with the necessary materials to sew DIY masks for personal use. The acquisition of the kit  means a …

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New York Times

Europe Struggles to Combat Coronavirus as Spain Passes Grim Milestone

Spain became the second European country to report more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths, as other nations scramble to avoid the same fate.

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