Salvador Illa

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Pere Aragonès, candidate for pro-independence Catalan Republican Left (ERC), with party leader  Oriol Junqueras after Sunday’s vote. Photograph: Alberto Estévez/EPA

Strong performances by moderates in both the unionist and independence camps in Catalonia’s election on Sunday are likely to pave the way for increase(...)

The Socialists’ candidate is Salvador Illa, who stepped down as Spanish health minister to run in this campaign. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Catalans vote on Sunday in a tightly-fought election that is likely to set the tone of the relationship between Catalonia and Madrid for the coming ye(...)

Salvador Illa: The PSC’s candidate for president of Catalonia rose  to prominence as the Spanish health minister when Covid-19 struck. Photograph: JJ Guillan/EPA

The campaign ahead of a key election in the Catalonia region gets under way on Friday, although the threat of Covid-19 means that there is still uncer(...)

Ambulances parked outside the St Thomas’ Hospital emergency department in London on December 28th as patient demand for the service surpasses the first wave of the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images.

The UK government will draft in the armed forces to help with coronavirus testing in schools as pressure builds on prime minister Boris Johnson to del(...)

Canada is set to receive up to 249,000 doses this month and 4 million doses of the vaccine by March. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

Canada’s health regulator has approved Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. Health Canada posted on its website that the vaccine made by US drug manufacturer P(...)

Customers sitting in their cars receiving goods at a drive-in Christmas market during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Landshut, Germany. Photograph: Getty

Governments around Europe are wrestling with the difficulty of how to balance the Christmas season with the need to keep the spread of Covid-19 in che(...)

People spill beer on the ground during a protest against  government restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, in Rome on Saturday. Photograph: Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP

The governments of Italy and Spain, the European countries hardest hit by the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, announced sweeping measures on S(...)

A protest  against coronavirus restrictions in Puente de Vallecas, a  Madrid neighbourhood. Photograph: Gianfranco Tripodo/The New York Times

Residents of infection hotspot Madrid are to be barred from leaving except on essential trips under new rules to fight the coronavirus resurgence, Spa(...)

Spanish health minister Salvador Illa has urged the imposition of measures that are necessary to ‘take control’. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Spain’s response to the worst resurgence of coronavirus in Europe was plunged into chaos on Friday as Madrid regional authorities defied a national go(...)

 A six-metre  statue  of a “superhealthworker” in Madrid to pay tribute to those  fighting   coronavirus.  Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the armed forces are due to be deployed in Madrid in the coming days as local authorities plan to extend a partial lockdown due to rising c(...)

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