Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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    Diego Costa, ex-Chelsea striker, fined for tax fraud, avoids prison time

Diego Costa, ex-Chelsea striker, fined for tax fraud, avoids prison time

Diego Costa, former Chelsea striker, has been sentenced to six months in jail for tax offences but will pay a €543,208 fine to avoid prison time. According to El Mundo, a Spanish online outlet, the 31-year-old Atlético forward, who appeared in a Madrid court on Thursday, pleaded guilty to defrauding the state of more than €1m by not declaring payments of over [...]

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    La Liga to resume on June 8

La Liga to resume on June 8

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's prime minister, has given the La Liga go ahead to resume the league on June 8, after three months of shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 Spanish league season has been suspended since March 12 when a state of emergency was declared in the country. But on Saturday, Sanchez gave the green light for football to return in [...]

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    COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll drops to 87 — lowest in two months

COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll drops to 87 — lowest in two months

Spain has recorded less than 100 deaths from COVID-19 complications, the least casualty figure from the disease in the country in two months. The country’s ministry of health said on Saturday that 87 people died from COVID-19 complications in the past 24 hours, with another 421 infected. The new deaths are the lowest tally since March 16 when the country announced a [...]

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    Maria Branyas, ‘Spain’s oldest woman’, beats COVID-19 at 113

Maria Branyas, ‘Spain’s oldest woman’, beats COVID-19 at 113

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    COVID-19: Spain records 288 deaths in 24 hours — lowest daily toll in 5 weeks

COVID-19: Spain records 288 deaths in 24 hours — lowest daily toll in 5 weeks

Spain has reported its lowest daily death toll for coronavirus infections in five weeks. According to The Associated Press, the health authorities said 288 people died from COVID-19 in 24 hours, taking the total to 23,190 since the start of the outbreak. This is the first time the daily death toll has fallen below 300 since March 20, 2020. The number of cases on [...]

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    Spain relaxes lockdown as daily COVID-19 deaths drops to 280

Spain relaxes lockdown as daily COVID-19 deaths drops to 280

Non-essential workers were allowed to resume duty in Spain on Monday, following the relaxation of the lockdown ordered in the country two weeks ago. Spain has recorded 280 new deaths from COVID-19 complications as the downward fatality trend in the country continues. The latest casualty figures show the country’s fatality rate has continued to decrease since April 2, when 950 deaths were recorded. According [...]

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    Coronavirus: Spain records 832 deaths in one day — 2nd highest toll after Italy’s

Coronavirus: Spain records 832 deaths in one day — 2nd highest toll after Italy’s

Spain has lost 832 lives to coronavirus in 24 hours, making it the highest single day death toll in the country and the second highest in Europe.  The record comes after Italy’s where the virus killed 919 people in 24 hours on Friday.  Spain also recorded 8,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The country’s ministry of health figures showed that [...]

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    Coronavirus: Spain records 394 deaths, 2,646 cases in 24hrs

Coronavirus: Spain records 394 deaths, 2,646 cases in 24hrs

A total of 394 deaths and 2,646 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Spain in the past 24 hours. About 1,720 people have lost their lives to the disease and 28,572 cases have been recorded so far -- making the country the third worst-hit country in the world. Madrid, the most populous city in the Spanish country, is said to be [...]

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    Coronavirus: Italy records 475 deaths — highest single-day increase ever

Coronavirus: Italy records 475 deaths — highest single-day increase ever

With 475 deaths in 24 hours, Italy now has the worst case in the outbreak of coronavirus. China where the disease broke out in December did not have up to such number of deaths in a single day. Lombardy, the worst-hit region in Italy, recorded 319 deaths in one day, according to the BBC. Last week, Giacomo Angeloni, councillor in charge of cemeteries at Bergamo, [...]

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    Lockdown in Spain after 2,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Lockdown in Spain after 2,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Spain has restricted residents from leaving their homes, except to buy essential supplies, medicines, or for work. The national lock down was declared as part of a two-week state of emergency following 2000 new coronavirus cases and over 100 deaths in 24 hours. Essential services like banks and petrol stations will, however, remain open. Schools across the country have already been shut. The [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Thieves’ disguise as doctors treating coronavirus patients in Spain

EXTRA: ‘Thieves’ disguise as doctors treating coronavirus patients in Spain

Some suspected robbers attempted to break into a house in Barcelona, Spain, while disguising as doctors in search of coronavirus patients. According to Metro News, the suspect, two women and a man, dressed in white coats rung a bell in a bid to gain entrance to the house, pretending they were carrying out medical checks for the disease. The resident, however, alerted the [...]

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    Ighalo to miss Man United’s Spain trip over coronavirus travel fears

Ighalo to miss Man United’s Spain trip over coronavirus travel fears

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, will miss Manchester United's training camp in Spain over fears the coronavirus outbreak could lead to him being refused entry back into the UK. The 30-year-old joined United on the deadline of January transfer window from Shanghai Shenhua for the rest of 2019/20 English Premier League season. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer told MUTV that due to border restrictions since the [...]

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    Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lied about the attack against him in Madrid, Spain. The minister was attacked on Friday while attending a UN conference on climate change. Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said the attack was based on an order from Nnamdi Kanu, its leader. The spokesman said IPOB members “beat the minister”, adding [...]

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    Nigeria’s security very important to Spain, says envoy

Nigeria’s security very important to Spain, says envoy

Marcelino Ansorena, ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, says the security and stability of Nigeria are of great importance to his country. Ansorena said this in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the Spanish contemporary dance concert entitled "Alguien vendrá a buscarnos" which held on Friday night in Abuja. The concert, organised by the Spanish embassy in Nigeria, is a yearly [...]

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    Luis Enrique quits as Spain boss ‘for personal reasons’, assistant takes over

Luis Enrique quits as Spain boss ‘for personal reasons’, assistant takes over

Luis Enrique, the Spanish national team boss, has stepped down from the post less than a year into his contract due to personal reasons. Enrique, a former Barcelona coach, was absent on the bench in the country’s last two Euro 2020 qualifiers due to family reasons, and the Spanish football federation had declared themselves pleased with man who won 62 caps [...]

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    Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Brazil legend, Ronaldo Nazario Luis de Lima, has bought La Liga club Real Valladolid following the completion of his €30m (£27m) takeover. The former Real Madrid star now owns 51 percent of the club. He was unveiled in the town's city hall alongside president Carlos Suarez and city mayor Oscar Puente on Monday. According to El Larguero, Valladolid are in debt to the [...]

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