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GRAN CANARIA, Spain (Reuters) - A group of migrants being held at a dockside camp on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria chanted "freedom" on Tuesday as they tried to force open a police fence and the coast guard brought in more people rescued from boats on the Atlantic sea.
MADRID (Reuters) - After a disastrous summer tourism season, Spain is hoping a more flexible British quarantine police will make it possible to save some of the winter season in the Canary Islands, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Tuesday.
BERLIN/PALMA DE MALLORCA (Reuters) - Germany's health minister on Saturday criticised "party holidays" and defended a decision to declare nearly all of Spain, including the tourist island of Mallorca, a coronavirus risk region following a spike in cases there.
Covid-19: Global total above 21 million with more than 755,000 fatalities; more virus measures everywhere
LONDON, Aug 15 (AFP): Countries among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic unveiled further measures on Friday (Aug 14) to battle rising infections, as the number of cases worldwide passed 21 million.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain on Friday ordered nightlife establishments to close and banned drinking on the street in an effort to stem a coronavirus resurgence - measures that caused anger and dismay in the hard-hit hospitality sector.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain reported 2,935 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest number since the country's lockdown ended and up from 1,690 recorded the previous day, although officials argued the situation remained manageable.
MADRID (Reuters) - The Canary Islands became Spain's second region to all but ban smoking in the streets on Thursday as part of measures to stop a resurgence of coronavirus infections, and other regions considered a similar ban.
DAKAR (Reuters) - A boat carrying around 40 migrants and refugees has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's foreign ministry on Thursday warned against trips to Spain except for the Balearic and Canary Islands, as concerns grow that holidaymakers could catch the coronavirus and spread it once they return.
MADRID, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The regional government of Spain's Canary Islands confirmed on Wednesday that it has signed an insurance policy to become the first of the country's 17 autonomous communities to guarantee that tourists will have all of the possible expenses resulting from a coronavirus-related incident covered.