Atletico Madrid  players train on Tuesday at the  club’s  complex in Majadahonda. Photograph: EPA

Spain’s health ministry is weighing up whether to let fans back into stadiums when the La Liga season restarts later in June after a three-month paus(...)

 People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla   after Spain’s government reopened mostly all   beaches on Monday. Photograph: FG Guerrero/EPA

Swimmers and sunbathers turned out in droves on Monday as Spain reopened nearly all its beaches as part of government steps to revive a devastated tou(...)

Patrol cars of local police  are seen in Ronda, southern Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Spain’s government is planning to ease lockdown restrictions for children, as the country’s daily death toll from coronavirus dropped below 400 to its(...)

A customer  in a  book store  after the Austrian government loosened its lockdown restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

Governments across Europe are examining how to ease out of lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus while minimising the risks of new outbr(...)

A sign that reads in Spanish: ‘Thank you #IstayAtHome’ hangs on the facade of the Madrid city hall.  Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP

The Spanish government sought on Sunday to extend until April 11th a state of emergency that it has imposed to try to control Europe’s second-worst ou(...)

Two neighbours chat from their balconies  in Madrid on Thursday as Spain faces its fifth day of lockdown to contain the spreading Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

On March 7th, Fernando Simón, Spain’s head of medical emergencies, was asked whether it was advisable for people to take part in the following day’s I(...)

Police and military checks at central station during the coronavirus emergency lockdown, in Milan, Italy. Photograph: EPA

Italy recorded its highest daily total of coronavirus deaths on Friday as the United Nations warned of a global recession “perhaps of record dimension(...)

Health workers protest outside Madrid’s La Paz Hospital, calling for Spain’s health minister, Ana Mato, to resign. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spanish authorities were yesterday seeking to contain the spread of the Ebola virus as pressure grew on them to explain how a nurse in Madrid had been(...)