22:31 CANARY ISLANDS | The Canary Islands have so far registered a total of 2,205 accumulated cases of COVID-19, which is three more than a day ago, when there were 2,202, and a slight increase of 0.1%. Of the total cases, 939 are still active.
22:20 DEFECTIVE MASKS | CSIF has branded as “regrettable” that the distribution has been repeated for the second time defective masks in health centers and residential in Madrid and Andalusia and has called for coronavirus tests for affected workers.
22:01 USA | The President of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed), Jerome Powell, has defended that the sustainability of the country's debt should not be a concern to be taken into account in relation to the measures adopted to slow down the advance of the Covid pandemic. -19 and remedy its economic consequences.
21:47 BALEARES | The President of the Government, Francina Armengol, has announced that this Thursday she will request the Ministry of Health that the island of Menorca enter Phase 1 of desiccation, together with Formentera, on May 4.
21:37 WHO | The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has assured that the new coronavirus is “more atrocious” than the terrorist attacks, reason why he has asked all the countries of the world to unite to win the battle .
21:25 NETHERLANDS | The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, He has starred in a surreal scene this Wednesday when launching a controversial gesture of approval when a factory worker yelled at him “Do not give money to Spaniards or Italians!”.
21:13 STATUS OF ALARM | The President of Ciudadanos and spokesperson in the Congress of Deputies, Inés Arrimadas, has said that the Government should not assume that the Lower House is going to extend “sine die” the state of alarm decreed by the coronavirus, so it It has urged “change your attitude” and begin to agree on the measures with the opposition.
21:01 SPAIN | The Minister of Interior of the Generalitat, Miquel Buch, explained to Catalan children this Wednesday that “it will be very difficult” for them to return to school before summer and encouraged them to take advantage of time reading, doing homework and learning differently .
20:44 SPAIN | The Secretary General of CC.OO., Unai Sordo, asked this Wednesday for “sanitary prudence” in the face of the de-escalation process of confinement, with compliance with protocols for the prevention of occupational risks, as well as accommodating the tools of the ERTE, adaptation of working hours and restrictions on layoffs to the new scenario to avoid contagion and job destruction.
20:31 GALICIA | The General Secretariat for Sports has established contacts with the different federations in order to establish a specific protocol for de-escalation of physical activity in Galicia that is adjusted to “each specialty” of sports.
20:18 STATUS OF ALARM | The PNV leader Andoni Ortuzar, has asked the Basque Country to manage its own de-escalation process and has warned the Pedro Sánchez government that his party is going to think “seriously about supporting this type of alarm”, which he has described as “abusive” . In this sense, he has stated that they will not give another “blank check” and next time they will suspend the state of alarm, if their demands are not met.
20:03 MORE DEFECTIVE MASKS | The Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid has detailed that yesterday ordered the removal of new defective masks detected by the Hospital 12 de Octubre and in residential centers.
19:47 CANTABRIA | Cantabria participates in the first international study to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the mental health of health professionals, since four out of ten healthcare center workers have anxiety or depression and seven out of ten report some type of discomfort.
19:30 UNITED KINGDOM | The Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab, who took charge of the daily press conference on Wednesday about the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, has reported that the number of deaths has exceeded 26,000 after accounting to the deceased in the day centers.
19:20 EUROPE | The European Commission on Wednesday called on the governments of the European Union to reopen their internal borders “as soon as possible” to help relaunch tourism paralyzed by the coronavirus, while warning that they should not discriminate on the basis of nationality and that the measures must be adapted to the “epidemiological” situation.
19:10 SPAIN | The PP has requested in Congress a copy of the advisory and institutional advertising contracts signed by each of the Government Ministries during the weeks of the state of alarm, a period in which the Government suspended its transparency obligations and has authorization for operations without advertising for reasons of urgency.
19:00 USA | The United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has attributed all responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic to China on Wednesday and has insisted that he must explain the origin of the outbreak.
18:52 CATALONIA | The theaters that make up the Associació d'Empreses de Teatre de Catalunya (Adetca) and the great Catalan musical institutions such as the Gran Teatro del Liceu, the Palau de la Música and the Auditori believe that the Government should “specify” the measures of the de-escalation that you have proposed.
18:50 CONTROLS | The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said on Wednesday that he “will adapt” the police devices to carry out “specific controls” in the de-escalation phase that includes progressive reliefs in the confinement by Covid-19. However, he has defended that, despite the 800,000 fines against “unsupportive” people who do not respect mobility restrictions, “Spain is not a police state”.
18:34 ITALY | Italy maintains the downward trend in terms of the number of positive patients and those hospitalized, although it has added another 323 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the latest balance published this Wednesday by the Civil Protection.
18:32 SHOPPING CENTERS | The Spanish Association of Shopping Centers and Parks (AECC) has asked the Government to include them in Phase 1 of the de-escalation after having demonstrated that they are the best-prepared commercial format when it comes to complying with and implementing the safety and hygiene conditions that the current crisis situation requires.
18:30 GENERALITAT | The Government spokeswoman, Meritxell Budó, has asked this Wednesday to the Executive of Pedro Sánchez that the phase of lack of confinement be carried out asymmetrically according to each health region, and not taking the provinces as a reference.
18:26 TOURISM | Analysts at Banco Sabadell foresee a 90% contraction in the benefits of the EuroStoxx travel and leisure sector and a 35% decline by 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis and measures for the gradual reopening of economies after the pandemic. .
18:24 WHO | The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has assured that the new coronavirus is “more atrocious” than the terrorist attacks, reason why he has asked all the countries of the world to unite to win the battle .
18:11 POLAND | The Polish authorities announced on Wednesday that the country's hotels and shopping malls will reopen their doors from May 4, but have urged its citizens to maintain strict social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
18:09 CCOO | The Secretary General of CC.OO., Unai Sordo, asked this Wednesday for “sanitary prudence” in the face of the de-escalation process of confinement, with compliance with protocols for the prevention of occupational risks, as well as accommodating the tools of the ERTE, the adaptation of working hours and restrictions on layoffs to the new scenario to avoid contagion and job destruction.
18:05 VACCINE | The pharmaceutical industry believes that a coronavirus vaccine could be available to everyone in the first quarter of 2021, as different companies have announced the start of manufacturing thousands of doses despite the risk of not being effective.
18:02 VALENCIA | The autonomous government questions the de-escalation by provinces that Sánchez has presented. From the Botànic they have questioned that the framework of action is the province, while from the PP and Vox they have demanded the massive tests.
18:00 ELECTIONS – BASQUE COUNTRY | The Basque political parties will debate tomorrow with the Lehendakari, Inigo Urkullu, the possibility of holding the regional elections in July, by which time the “new normal” would have already entered if the de-escalation plan of the Government of Spain was carried out after the confinement by the coronavirus.
17:54 THEATERS | The president of the State Federation of Associations of Production Companies of Theater and Dance of Spain (FAETEDA), Jesus Cimarro, has affirmed that it will be “impossible” to open for the private sector with the capacity restrictions set out in the government's de-escalation plan in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and has asked to open “100%” in September.
17:48 FEIJÓO REJECTS THE DESCALADA PLAN | The President of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has assured that “Galicia cannot guarantee” the de-escalation plan presented by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, a document with “some lights and many shadows”. Among the latter, he has placed the province as a reference, an administrative figure “from the 19th century” and part of a territorial division established in 1883.
17:40 BEIJING | The city of Beijing, the capital of China, will lower a level of alert to the pandemic of the new coronavirus from the highest to the second degree starting this Thursday, as announced this Wednesday by the undersecretary general of the municipal government, Chen Bei.
The decision has been made after the capital has not confirmed any local or imported cases of Covid-19 in the last 13 daysChen said at a press conference. On January 24, Beijing activated its highest level of response to a public health emergency to contain the epidemic.
17:30 IKEA – FOOD HOME | The multinational Ikea enters the line of food service business from the hand of Just Eat in Spain so that users can order products from the Swedish firm's food store.
Specifically, it is a temporary service which will be activated this Wednesday and will be maintained as long as the current situation of its store closes physical by the state of alarm to stop the expansion of the coronavirus.
17:20 ROAD CONTROLS | The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) will strengthen roadside controls this weekend by the Puente de Mayo, but not to manage traffic in the face of the massive forecast of displacement as would occur in a normal situation on holiday dates, but to prevent precisely these from occurring.
17:15 NUMEROUS FAMILIES | The Federation of Large Families of the Valencian Community (Fanucova) claims, given the recent announcement by the Government that there will be no more classes until September, a work-life balance plan for those who return to work. Among the measures they propose is the establishment of intensive days and the opening of schools.
17:05 MAY 1 | The Mossos d'Esquadra are aware that up to four groups have the will to convene concentrations on May 1, Labor Day, and have warned that, if they occur, they will draw up a report of denunciation to the people and will act with “Consistency, timeliness and proportionality”.
Sources from the Interior Department of the Generalitat explained this Wednesday that they will work in accordance with what is established within the framework of the state of alarm that limits the presence of people on public roads: “What is certain is that we will draw up an act to all the people who are there ».
16:58 IFEMA HOSPITAL | This Friday we will proceed “to turn off” the field hospital of Ifema due to the drop in healthcare pressure. The current figures, in which there are only 43 people admitted, have allowed the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid to make the decision to close the center.
The general director of Ifema, Eduardo López-Puertas, has assured that, despite the closure of the hospital, the facilities of the wards will remain “exactly the same” for the next month. “We will continue to maintain the beds and equipment in May in the event of any rebound,” said López-Puertas.
16:46 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Take the floor, for the PSOE, Angel Gabilondo: “Let us not appropriate the pain”
16:45 MADRID ASSEMBLY | The session continues in the Madrid regional chamber with the intervention of Isabel Díaz Ayuso: «It is not acceptable to suffer the smear campaigns that I have suffered. But I believe that time places everything. And the citizens of Madrid know that there have been various types of action, based on political revenue, based on inaction and based on leaving the skin.
16:42 MADRID | The Minister of Education and Youth of the Community of MadridEnrique Ossorio He criticized this Wednesday that in the de-escalation project announced by the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, “other activities are allowed, but educational activities are relegated, which fits in with the general approval through the back door defended by the minister », referring to the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celaá.
timepo places everything. the campaigns that I have suffered are not received. Citizens know that there have been two types of actions: in the political revenue, in inaction and in leaving the skin.
16:40 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Alfonso Serrano, PP spokesman, addresses all those who scoffed at the tears of the Madrid president in the funeral for the victims in La Almudena: «You can get excited with the words of Minister Robles at the closing of the Ice Palace morgue but they laugh at Ayuso's tears ».
16:35 MADRID | This Friday will proceed “off” the hospital campaign by Ifema due to the drop in healthcare pressure. The current figures, in which there are only 43 people admitted, have allowed the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid to make the decision to close the center. The director general of Ifema, Eduardo López-Puertas, has assured in statements to Europa Press that, despite the closure of the hospital, the pavilion facilities will remain “exactly the same” over the next month. “We will continue to maintain beds and equipment in May in case there is any rebound », López-Puertas has indicated.
16:29 ERTEs | A total of 184,076 Basque workers are affected by the 26,278 ERTEs presented until this Wednesday as a consequence of the state of alarm decreed by the coronavirus pandemic.
16:21 MADRID ASSEMBLY | The PP spokesman, Alfonso Serrano, takes the floor and, in addition to defending the management of the regional government of Ayuso, has reviewed the central Executive of the PSOE: «We have a Government that has been most concerned about buying ‘likes’ on Facebook than worrying about the crisis. It is this woman sitting here (Isabel Díaz Ayuso) who woke the government from its lethargy«.
16:12 ASSEMBLY OF MADRID | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has maintained that those who laugh at their tears at the La Almudena mass on Sunday “He was mocking the victims”. «They don't realize that I don't care because you I will never be offended because the hardest I have already experienced. You guys don't offend me because they laugh at tears, they offend the more than 12,000 families who have not mourned because they have not been able to say goodbye to their families and they are the ones that were represented in La Almudena. I do not cry for entering a Church, because I have not been to one since I was 9 years old », has launched on his turn to reply to More Madrid, during his appearance at his own request in the Plenary session of the Madrid Assembly.
16:05 SPAIN | Gabriel Rufián, ERC spokesman in Congress, has reminded Pedro Sánchez that it is the separatist formation that has in its hand to overturn the legislature of the Government of the PSOE with Podemos. «I don't know how much the government cares about the legislature, but it seems that very little. No more ads“Rufián has warned President Sánchez in a message posted on his Twitter profile.
16:00 DESCALADA | The Andalusian Government has stated this Wednesday that one of the examples of “uncertainty and confusion” generated by the plan for the de-escalation of the central government is that in the month of May they can open hotels but mobility is not allowed of citizens from their province to another province.
15:55 FAULTS | The president of the Valencian Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has affirmed that the celebration of the Fallas next July is an issue that must be addressed with “utmost caution”, since the coronavirus pandemic has not been overcome. “We see the light at the end, but we are still in the tunnel,” he warned.
15:53 MADRID ASSEMBLY | César Zafra (Cs): «If all the citizens of Madrid have lived up to the circumstances, we have to be. Madrid society has risen to the challenge, only we are missing »
15:50 SPAIN | The Government has assured that it will take into account “as far as possible” the mechanisms that facilitate the reconciliation of parents with children in Primary and first Secondary courses who have to work but cannot leave their children with anyone to care for them. , during the de-escalation plan in the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19.
15:45 DESCALADA | The delegate of the Government in Murcia, José Vélez, has announced a reinforcement of controls por part of the Security Forces and Corps of face throughout the weekend to guarantee the compliance with the new flexibility measures of the alarm state and thus guarantee the health and safety of all.
15:40 MADRID | Almeida has indicated that this project will be carried out through public-private collaboration, Thanks to the donation of 1.4 million masks by the AGH Foundation, of the Abelló family, which the City Council will send over the next three days to more than 250,000 homes in the city of Madrid where he lives a single older person (It is estimated that they are about 168,000) or a major with minors in their care.
15:37 MADRID | The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, today announced the implementation of the project ‘The older ones first’, an initiative that aims, as he himself has explained, “to take care of our elders, to whom we owe so much and who have suffered so much with this pandemic.”
15:35 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Zafra (Cs): “In this pandemic, all of us (referring to the politicians present) have experienced a different pandemic from the one our neighbors have been able to experience.” And he has gone on to relate the personal experience of a health professional friend of yours.
15:32 MADRID ASSEMBLY | The session is resumed in the Madrid regional chamber with the intervention of César Zafra, of Citizens.
15:27 SPAIN | The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has stated this Wednesday that the government is “taking steps”, together with other countries, to try to get you to Spain as soon as possible a material purchased in China but retained for “new requirements” to the export imposed by this country.
15:20 USA | The gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States recorded a annualized contraction of 4.8% in the first quarter of the year as a consequence of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, compared to the 2.1% growth observed in the immediately preceding quarter, according to the first estimate of the data published this Wednesday by the Government's Economic Analysis Office (BEA).
15:12 DESCALADA | The Government has made the reopening of the Internment Centers for Foreigners (CIE) to “The real capacity” to return to the countries of origin of the inmates during the coronavirus pandemic, at the same time that it has disassociated it from the de-escalation process designed by the Government. As sources from the Ministry of the Interior have pointed out to Europa Press, the new internments in these facilities are related to the process of opening the borders.
15:07 MADRID | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has defended the menus offered by companies like Telepizza, Knee or Vienna Chaplains to families entitled to a dining room scholarship for being recipients of the Minimum Insertion Income (RMI). «They say if I would give my children a pizza…. That they give a child a pizza I do not think it is a problem, “he said during his appearance in the plenary session of the Madrid Assembly, in response to the criticism of Más Madrid. Ayuso believes that if these menus were launched by “their Lordships of Podemos”, they might be “those of Venezuela”, which is “nothing”. «They think they offend me but they offend the parents who were grateful that in record time we have managed to get those people who they were receiving food through the school centerss can continue to do so exceptionally and in record time. For you it will be garbage but for those parents it was not garbage«, He has added.
14:55 SPAIN | The second vice president of the Executive and minister of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, Pablo Iglesias, has attacked this Wednesday from the rostrum of Congress the deputy of Vox Maria Ruiz with unusual verbal violence by a member of the Government and out of all parliamentary decorum. Thus, Iglesias has insulted Ruiz calling him “Miserable” and “parasite” and has accused him of “fascist” and of having “little shame”.
14:50 USA | The gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States registered an annualized contraction of 4.8% in the first quarter of the year as a consequence of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, compared to the 2.1% growth observed in the quarter immediately preceding, according to the first estimate of the data published this Wednesday by the Government Economic Analysis Office (BEA).
14:45 DESCALADA | The Local Police of Malaga denounced this past Tuesday afternoon to ua woman for not complying with the measures decreed for the exit of children under the age of 13 to the street, the first penalty imposed in the capital for this reason. Specifically, it is a woman with her three children who he was more than a kilometer from his home, since it was on the Avenida de Andalucía and the address is at Alozaina street. Was also sitting on a bench with other people without keeping your distance established security.
14:40 GERMANY | The coronavirus pandemic has left more than 157,000 people infecteds and has caused the death of 6,115, according to the balance published this Wednesday by the Robert Koch Institute, the German government agency responsible for monitoring communicable diseases. The 1,304 new cases of coronavirus represent a slight increase compared to the 1,144 infections in the previous balance, but remain below the 2,000 daily positive rates. The total balance of infections is 157,641, with 202 deaths in the last 24 hours.
14:35 AFRICA | The coronavirus continues to spread in Africa and this Tuesday has exceeded umbral of the 1,500 deaths on the continent, that since the pandemic began it has already added almost 35,000 cases in all affected countries. According to the latest data published by the regional office for Africa of the World Health Organization (WHO), there are already 34,610 cases accounted for, while 1,517 people have died and another 11,180 have managed to overcome Covid-19 disease.
14:31 MADRID ASSEMBLY | 45-minute break to eat in the Madrid regional chamber.
14:30 CONTROL SESSION | The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, has charged this Wednesday against the «totalitarian stink» that gives off the «new normality» sought by Pedro Sánchez with the plan de-escalated and has accused the coalition government of being “a quack responsible for the increase in deaths” in Spain due to the coronavirus crisis.
14:24 MUSICAL PROMOTERS | Music promoters have considered that the Government's de-escalation plan leaves out “Practically all the live music” and they have urgently demanded a date for the return of concerts with full capacity that allows them to appeal to a cause of force majeure.
14:20 DESCALADA | The Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has criticized that the de-escalation presented by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, “Do not have GPS” and that it “generates more doubts than certainties”.
14:13 CONTROL SESSION | The Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, has asked the Congress of Deputies showing “unity” around the measures approved by the Executive against gender violence during the coronavirus pandemic, advocating “leaving aside aggressive questions” of the violence suffered by women.
14:05 MADRID ASSEMBLY | The Vox spokesperson at the Madrid Assembly, Rocío Monasterio, has asked the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, to cthat to the Minister of Social Policies, Alberto Reyero, for its policy of residence management and that, if he does not do so, he has asked him to resign.
13:55 DESCALADA | Spanish bookstores celebrate “with joy” the inclusion of these establishments in the first phase of de-escalation announced by the Government, at the beginning of May, although they believe that the responsibility of develop a safety protocol “It should not fall solely on the sector.”
13:52 DESCALADA | The first vice president of Navarra Provincial GovernmentJavier Remírez defended this Wednesday about the de-escalation plan by the central executive, who is “adapted” to the specificity of the Foral Community and has indicated that a working group has been created in the Executive for this.
13:48 SPAIN | The FAES Foundation that presides José María Aznar it opposes the “success” of management in the crisis of the coronavirus of the Portuguese Government that presides over the socialist António Costa, which has acted with “foresight”, “clear information and unity”, compared to the actions of the Executive of Pedro Sánchez, who, in his opinion, “did not know how to apply” the “Portuguese recipe”. He also stresses that what is “different from Portugal in this crisis is not the attitude of the right but the attitude of the left.”
13:41 MADRID | The Deputy Mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, has indicated this Wednesday that some of the measures announced for the de-escalation of the country “have not matured sufficiently”, so that “questions” arise.
13:35 CONTROL SESSION | Citizens want to know if the Government is going to establish time slots so that authorized departures of the home during the alarm state are staggered and if you will be zoning, by population groups or with some other criteria “To minimize the risk of contagion” of the coronavirus.
13:30 HEALTH | The coronavirus drama will have more consequences. Doctors have detected deep injuries in the organs affected by the disease. For this reason, the more than 115,000 people who have been hospitalized during the pandemic in Spain so far will suffer sequelae.
13:20 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Ayuso replies to Monasterio: «We did not have the powers to close airports or towns in the region. Nor was it the responsibility of the Community of Madrid to prohibit 8M ».
13:15 DESCALADA | The Councilor for Mobility of Barcelona and president of Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona (TMB), Rosa Alarcón, has proposed this Wednesday that the use of gloves and masks is compulsory in public transport when deconfusion begins.
13:10 CONTROL SESSION | The third vice president and minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, he has rejected this Wednesday that the “solution” to the health crisis is for the “mammoth” public sector to “completely” replace the functioning of the private sector, after Vox's proposal that the state pay the payrolls of public and private sector workers for three months, and has instead advocated supporting it, especially the sectors most directly affected.
13:05 MADRID ASSEMBLY | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has told the opposition parliamentary groups that the 8M demonstration, Women's Day, was “the largest 'infectiodrome' in Spain”, with 120,000 people. This was launched in his speech at the Madrid Assembly, in response to the presentation made by the spokesman for Podemos, Tito Morano. “The last time we saw each other in this House, you were here sending me violetites, purple flowers, to tell me that I was a very bad woman because I was not going to the demonstration,” she said.
13:00 COMPANIES | Opening businesses on the day set by the Government and with the limitations set out in the de-escalation plan presented by the Executive this Tuesday will not be possible because it will not be profitable. It is the warning that the CEOE president, Antonio Garamendi, issued this Wednesday in a radio interview.
12:50 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE | The director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has pointed out that the transition between de-escalation phases in the provinces is not going to be based on “unique and preset” thresholds, since evolution will depend on “many factors”.
12:45 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Rocío Monasterio: «We are facing the perfect storm, the worst crisis with the worst possible government»
12:40 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Turn to Rocío Monasterioby Vox. And he addresses Gabilondo: «I respect his career and that is why I ask him to dpublicly state the contempt of your party, the PSOE, to the victims of this epidemic. You have rejected official mourning and in places where it has been decreed, you have not respected it. Many personnel have died due to the negligence of the Government of Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias ».
12:35 BELGIUM | A total of 47,859 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Belgium since the pandemic hit the country, and 7,501 people have died as a result of the disease, according to the latest official data released on Wednesday by the Belgian Public Health Service.
12:25 MARKETS | The IBEX 35 it rebounded 0.96% in the middle session this Wednesday, playing the elevation of 6,900 points awaiting the meeting of the Federal Reserve (Fed), the result of which will be known after the closure of European markets, and on a day marked by the barrage of business results and the publication of GDP in the United States.
12:20 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Ayuso denounces that sanitary material was seized by the central government while people died in Madrid and there were unprotected toilets: “While people died here, medical material remained at the Zaragoza customs because it closed at 3:00 pm”.
12:15 CONTROL SESSION | The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has defended this Wednesday in Congress the actions of the Security Forces and Bodies during the state of alarm when questioned by the fines policy and for complaints of police abuse in arrests. “We protect the health of all,” he said, stressing that “any improper action has consequences.”
12:07 SENATE | The The Generalitat will not attend this Thursday the General Commission of the Autonomous Communities in which the central government and the autonomies will debate on the management of the crisis caused by the coronavirus, Government sources have explained to Europa Press.
12:03 MADRID ASSEMBLY | The session in the regional chamber resumed with a minute of silence for the victims of the coronavirus and with the second intervention by the president of the Madrid Community, Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
12:00 CONTROL SESSION | The Popular Party has demanded this Wednesday to the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez, who explains “the purchase of fraudulent material from socialist intermediaries” already “suppliers investigated for bribes to those who have paid commissions ».
11:55 CONTROL SESSION | The general secretary of the PP, Teodoro García Egea, has denounced this Wednesday the “Uselessness” and the management of the vice president of Social Rights, Pablo Iglesias, in the coronavirus crisis, and has asked him to stop “hindering”, after reproaching him that “16,000 elderly people have died under his tutelage”. In turn, the leader of Unidas Podemos has once again asked the ‘popular’ to stay away from Vox and join in working “as a country” to face the pandemic and its consequences.
11:50 MADRID ASSEMBLY | 10-minute break in the session of the regional chamber.
11:45 SPAIN | Pedro Sánchez not only ignored alerts from WHO and the EU to allow 8-M despite the serious advance of the coronavirus in Spain. In addition, he buried a plan against pandemics drawn up by his own party's government in 2005. A plan that called for preventing acts of “concentration” such as the 8-M demonstration.
11:40 MADRID | The field hospital of Ifema will be “turned off” this Friday, May 1, with a solemn act in which the health workers who “have worked so hard these months and also the patients” will be honored.
11:35 MADRID | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has indicated this Wednesday that the number of discharges in the Ifema hospital has been more than 4,000 patients They returned home or to hotels and assured that “no Ifema worker, fighting the virus hand-to-hand,” has reported feeling the symptoms of the virus working there.
11:30 GLOBAL | The new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has exceeded 217,000 fatalities after having widely exceeded the three million cases worldwide, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. According to the global balance updated this Wednesday at 10:30 am, the pandemic already leaves 3,117,880 people infected and 217,212 fatalities. The total number of people cured amounts to 932,530, with Spain leading this table with 123,903 people recovered, ahead of Germany, with 120,400, and the United States, with 115,936.
11:25 CONTROL SESSION | The PP leader, Pablo Casado, has accused this Wednesday the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez, of “Lie” and make a “fool of yourself” in their management of the coronavirus crisis, at the same time that he has reproached him for not informing the opposition in advance of his de-escalation plan or his intention to extend the state of alarm again.
11:22 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Isabel Díaz Ayuso's initial intervention ends, where she gave an account of her management of the coronavirus crisis.
11:20 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Isabel Díaz Ayuso has declared this Wednesday that prefers “criticism for welcoming planes” than silences “for not receiving anything”. This has been spelled out in his appearance, at his own request, in the plenary session of the Assembly, in which he has detailed the purchases of sanitary material from the regional Executive. Ayuso has insisted that the Chinese market became a “Persian market” at the beginning of the pandemic, where everyone bought what they could.
11:16 SPAIN LAST MINUTE | Coronavirus cases in Spain are rise to 212,917, what it means 2,144 more than this Tuesday, according to the latest data published today by the Ministry of Health. A total of 24,275 people have died (325 more in the last 24 hours) and 108,947 have already been cured (6,399 more), according to the official balance of the Government that “forgets” a large number of deaths in Spain.
11:12 ASSEMBLY OF MADRID | Isabel Díaz Ayuso defended today during the plenary session in the Madrid Assembly the election of a single Health command to manage the evolution of the disease as well as public-private collaboration. “The false dialectic that tries to confronting public health with private health was not at all useful. It was necessary to overcome this ideological trap to put the full potential of the Community of Madrid at the service of a single objective: to stop the spread of the virus and offer the best care to those who become ill, ”he said.
11:10 MADRID ASSEMBLY | Ayuso: «EThe Sánchez government denies us access to additional resources in the fight against Covid-19. Instead of giving us money, the government has taken it from us. Sánchez's announcement is pure smoke, since it is money that belongs to the autonomous communities and that we were going to receive in 2020 regardless of the pandemic ».
11:05 ASSEMBLY OF MADRID | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, announced today that families will be able to visit the residences to accompany their elders who are terminally ill. It is part of a protocol of care for patients and families at the end of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, which will allow this accompaniment with all security guarantees.
11:00 ASSEMBLY OF MADRID | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, evidence and relates the hoaxes launched by the Madrid left against the management their management of their crises: “They have been more concerned with building a story against this Government than with helping in the biggest health crisis suffered in Spain.”
10:55 HEALTH | Shortage of nurses and personal protective equipment (PPE) with problems shared by Latin American and Spanish nurses in the fight against Covid-19, the disease that causes the new coronavirus, as revealed during a meeting organized by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
10:50 ASSEMBLY OF MADRID | At the same time as the plenary session in Congress, Isabel Díaz Ayuso She is appearing at the Regional Assembly in Madrid to report on the management of the coronavirus crisis: “There is a lot of feminism in the central government, but I have not seen that they have opened a single room for battered women.”
10:45 MADRID ASSEMBLY | The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has ensured that after the protests of March 8, Women's Day, and the activities that took place that weekend the projection of the coronavirus andn Madrid multiplied to the forecast of 30,000 possible infections. This has been indicated in his appearance, at his own request, in the Plenary of the Assembly, where he reported that, three weeks before the news of the first death from the virus in Spain was known, the regional government “was already working” and meeting preparing protocols.
10:40 CONTROL SESSION | Turn to Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo which begins his question with the barbarities, as it was found in the trial, that Isa Serra He dedicated them to agents of the Madrid Municipal Police. And it refers to Pablo Iglesias: “The vice-president is lying, Isa Serra was condemned for that, not for stopping an eviction” And she asks Minister Campo: “Why do they protect Iglesias' lies?”
10:35 CONTROL SESSION | Turn to Gabriel Rufián, from ERC, and asks the government about their unconflation plans. After Minister Ribera's response, Rufián charges against the lack of communication from the Sánchez government: «I already saw the press conference, in fact it is the only source of information we have. Something that should make you reflect, if you want to keep the spirit of the deputies of the motion of censure. How much do they care about the legislature? Do they care much? Do they care little? Are you aware of the alternative to not dialogue? It is Torquemada, Abascal and their colleagues. That is the alternative to not dialogue with us. End the state of alarm, return the powers to the autonomous communities and above all dialogue. And I remind them that the alternative to us is them ».
10:30 CONTROL SESSION | Edmundo Bal, Citizen deputy blames Sánchez for his unconfinement plan: “A confinement plan is necessary, and this is not it. Trade unilaterality for consensus«.
10:25 SPAIN | The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, has assured this Wednesday that the phase of new normality, to which Spain would arrive, at the earliest, at the end of June, “It should allow a recovery in national tourism.”
10:20 CONTROL SESSION | You can follow the control session in the Congress of Deputies live by clicking on the following image:
10:10 CONTROL SESSION | Question time for Inigo Errejon, for More Country. Sánchez thanks him for the tone of his question. And it responds with an answer in metin format. Both, the one outside Podemos and the socialist, agree as derived from their interventions.
10:05 CONTROL SESSION | Married to Sánchez: “The first thing to do to get out of this crisis is to tell the truth to the Spanish”. And he continues: “He has done the CIS study before the seroprevalence study.”
10:00 CONTROL SESSION | The plenary session begins in the Congress of Deputies. The questions addressed to the Prime Minister begin, Pedro Sánchez. The first to ask is the PP leader, Pablo Casado.
9:50 SPAIN | The Extremaduran Javier García He goes to collect the body of his mother, recently deceased by Covid-19 at the residencia El Cuartillo ’residence in Cáceres, known as the Assisted One. With tears in his eyes and a feeling of atrocious helplessness, he decides to record a video so that it reaches the President of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández-Vara, and to the Minister of Health, José María Vergeles.
9:45 SPECIES TRAFFIC | The closing of borders imposed by the coronavirus is hindering the trafficking of wild species and forcing to change methods of transporting contraband and destining for other markets, a business that despite this has not stopped and that reaches 20 billion euros annually.
9:40 MARKETS | The IBEX 35 has started the session this Wednesday with a 0.26% drop, which has led to the selective to stand at 6,817.60 integers at 9.01 am, awaiting the meeting of the Federal Reserve (Fed), the result of which will be known after the closure of European markets, and on a day marked by the barrage of business results and by the publication of GDP in the United States.
9:30 DESCALADA | Pedro Sánchez announced on Tuesday the government's plan for the lack of control over the coronavirus pandemic. As he advanced, at a press conference in La Moncloa, the intention is that the “return to the new normal” be completed in late June. The plan is divided into four phases, with different de-escalation measures. In the ‘Phase 0’ Premises will be opened by appointment, such as restaurants to pick up food at home. Professional and individual training will also be allowed. Click on the image to know Sánchez's de-escalation plan in detail.
9:25 SPAIN | The ‘offshore’ company China Pioneer Pharma Holdings Limited that it is supplying masks against the coronavirus to the Government of Pedro Sánchez through its subsidiary Angelina Environmental Spain SL operates in the Cayman Islands tax haven through the Dutch group's financial advisory firm Intertrust. The name of this fund manager appeared in the ‘Paradise Papers’, the international investigation that uncovered in 2017 the tax tricks of world personalities and multinational companies.
9:20 DESCALADA | The Lugo City Council will enable from Wednesdays painted playgrounds on sidewalks to accompany the children during the walk. According to the deputy mayor, Rubén Arroxo, they will be “Games in motion”, not intended to stop at them. Specifically, as reported by the Mobility and Infrastructure area, it is the ‘Tecendo Brincadeiras’ project, designed and directed by Natalia García's family psychology and therapy gabilete.
9:15 SPAIN | The Lidia Bull Breeders Union (UCTL) pI looked over economic losses in Spain of over 77 million euros for the cancellation of the bullfighting season, of which 34.14 million will have their impact in Andalusia. Sources of this group have indicated to Europa Press that this estimate is made of the 35 million losses expected by the litter of 7,000 brave bulls that will not be bullfighted or participate in popular festivities this year in the country, plus the economic loss of the yearlings, nests and utreros that will remain in the field and the consequent drastic reduction of breeding stock.
9:10 GERMANY | The coronavirus pandemic has left Germany more than 157,000 infected people and has caused the death of 6,115, according to the balance published this Wednesday by the Robert Koch Institute, the German government agency responsible for monitoring communicable diseases. The 1,304 new cases of coronavirus they represent a slight increase with respect to the 1,144 infections in the previous balance, but remain below the 2,000 daily positive levels. The total balance of infections is 157,641, with 202 dead in the last 24 hours.
9:05 COMPANIES | Airbus recorded some losses of 481 million euros during the first quarter of this year, compared to the profit of 40 million achieved in the same period of the previous year, as reported this Wednesday by the aeronautical consortium, which highlighted that the market environment, especially that of commercial aircraft, it has been “very affected” by the situation of the Covid-19.
9:00 EL SALVADOR | The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, he has quarantine extended this Tuesday decreed to slow the advance of the coronavirus pandemic until May 16 and has warned that the country is at the “most critical” stage of contagion.
8:55 HEALTH | The COVID-19 male mortality rate is more than double that of womens, according to a study carried out in China that verifies, however, that both genders have the same probabilities of contracting the coronavirus.
8:50 USA | The Governor of California, Gavin newsom, has presented this Tuesday a four phase plan for reopening because the state “is flattening the curve” of infections and deaths from the coronavirus. Newsom, who has recognized that «The reality is that the Covid-19 is not going to leave soon», He explained through his account on the social network Twitter that the reopening of California will be “gradual and guided by science” and public health needs.
8:45 SPAIN | The Ministry of Health It continues to hide the true magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic by failing to report cases detected through antibody testing and skyrocketing official figures. The Government reported this Tuesday of 1,308 new cases confirmed by PCR, and a total of 210,773. However, in the last hours it is observed how the contagions revealed by the antibody tests exceed those of PCR, the only ones recorded by Health.
8:40 PERU | The leader of Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, in preventive detention, he has asked the Peruvian authorities to take “urgent” measures to safeguard the health of prisoners and reinforce security measures in penitentiary centers of the country against the advance of the new coronavirus pandemic.
8:35 MADRID | The Madrid Assembly celebrates this Wednesday a In-person plenary with a single item on the agenda, which is the appearance of the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, to report on the coronavirus pandemic, where she will be accompanied by the regional vice president, Ignacio Aguado and all its advisers.
8:30 CONTROL SESSION | The opposition wants take advantage of the control session to the Government this Wednesday in Congress for the Executive to offer the maximum possible details about the de-escalation plan It has been designed to be applied gradually and asymmetrically, according to the territories, depending on how the coronavirus crisis evolves.
8:25 CHINA | The Chinese Ministry of Health has registered this sun this Wednesdayor a local case of the Covid-19, in the province of Guangzhou, while 21 others have come from abroad. It is the first time in several days that Heilongjiang province has not registered cases, either local or imported, after it had been increasing its infection figures in recent weeks.
8:22 RUSSIA | The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has insisted this Tuesday that the “threat” of the spread of the coronavirus in Russia “has not ceased” and has urged comply with the decreed restrictions In this regard. “Someone might think that nothing terrible has happened, many do not see the threat or feel it (…) But the danger of a further and wider spread of the virus has not ceased,” Putin said in a meeting broadcast by the chain of Rossiya 24 television and collected by the Russian state news agency Sputnik.
8:20 USA | The president of United States, Donald Trump, has defended this Wednesday that “The only reason” why the United States has counted more than a million positives of coronavirus is the ability to perform diagnostic tests from the country. “The only reason the United States has reported a million cases of coronavirus is that our testing is much better than that of any other country in the world,” Trump said through his Twitter account. «Other countries are far behind us in testing and, therefore, they show far fewer cases, “he added.
8:15 SPAIN | The latest known data from the labor force survey published this Tuesday, which already leave more than 500,000 unemployed people, have set off the alarms at the Palacio de La Moncloa. Today the number of unemployed is already 3.31 million. On May 10, all of them should collect their benefit, but the difficulties in processing the ERTE does not ensure that everyone can receive the income. And that makes Moncloa fear for possible social mobilizations resulting from anger.
Good Morning, this Wednesday the Spanish pass the equator of the seventh week of confinement. With the daily number of deaths from the Covid-19 coronavirus in a downward trend, the Government of Pedro Sánchez begins to implement the first steps of de-escalation. Like almost all the management of the coronavirus crisis, a de-escalation is expected bumpy and truffled with corrections that could cost many people their lives. The lack of test and lack of protective measures Adequate for the bulk of the population, the de-escalation of confinement is fraught with dangers and lack of certainty that there will be no regrowth.